NhRP President Steven M. Wise to Speak in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Behalf of Imprisoned Chimpanzees Hercules and Leo

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NhRP President Steven M. Wise will tour Louisiana on March 9th and 10th to deliver a series of talks to universities about NhRP clients Hercules and Leo and our fight to have them sent to sanctuary at Save the Chimps.…

New York Supreme Court Judge Denies Kiko’s Second Habeas Corpus Bid

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You may recall that, on July 29, 2015, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe refused to discharge Hercules and Leo after issuing an Order to Show Cause. While Justice Jaffe agreed with much of the NhRP’s argument, she stated she …

NhRP Re-Files Habeas Corpus Case on Behalf of Kiko in New York

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The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit on January 7, 2016 in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County (Manhattan) in which we again demanded that Kiko the chimpanzee be released from captivity pursuant to a common law …

Nonhuman Rights at Sundance

Academy Award winner DA Pennebaker and Academy Award nominee Chris Hegedus of Pennebaker Hegedus Films will premiere their documentary Unlocking the Cage—which chronicles the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project, led by President Steven M. Wise—at the 2016 Sundance …

NhRP Re-Files Habeas Corpus Case on Behalf of Tommy in New York

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The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a new lawsuit on December 2, 2015 in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County (Manhattan) in which we again demand that Tommy the chimpanzee be released from captivity pursuant to a common …

New York Justice Denies Habeas Corpus Relief for Hercules and Leo Given Precedent Set in Previous Case, ‘For Now’

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release today:

New York Justice Denies Habeas Corpus Relief for Hercules and Leo Given Precedent Set in Previous Case, ‘For Now’

July 30, 2015 – New York, NY – New York County

Media Coverage: Hercules and Leo’s Court Hearing

On May 27th in New York County Supreme Court in Manhattan, NY, the Nonhuman Rights Project argued that, based on principles of liberty and equality, chimpanzees Hercules and Leo should be granted the right to bodily liberty and released from …

Judge Calls Arguments on Rights of Chimpanzees ‘Extremely Interesting and Well Argued’

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release this evening:

Judge Calls Arguments on Rights of Chimpanzees ‘Extremely Interesting and Well Argued’

May 27, 2015 – New York, NY – At a hearing today in a New York County

Media Alert: NY County Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in “Hercules and Leo” Chimpanzee Rights Case filed by NhRP

WHAT: New York County Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in First-of-its-Kind Hearing in “Hercules and Leo” Chimpanzee Rights Case filed by Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP)

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
10:30 am Eastern Time

WHERE: New York County Supreme Court, …

Nonhuman Rights Project President Steven M. Wise Advocates for Nonhuman Rights in New TED Talk

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release this morning:


Nonhuman Rights President Steven M. Wise advocates for Nonhuman Rights in New TED Talk

TED Talk released one week before first-of-its-kind hearing for imprisoned chimpanzee plaintiffs

May 20, 2015

Steven Wise on ABC’s Lateline in Australia

While in Australia as the keynote speaker for the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series, NhRP President Steven M. Wise was a featured guest on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s news and current affairs show Lateline.

Steve talked to host …

Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release this afternoon:

BREAKING NEWS

First Time in World History Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus

April 20, 2015 – New York, NY – For

Animal Personhood Debate at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The NhRP issued the following media alert this morning:

NhRP President to be Joined by Law Professor and Federal Judge in Debate on Nonhuman Rights at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 4, 2015—Washington, D.C.— NhRP President Steven

Appellate Decision in the Case of Kiko

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release this afternoon:

Appellate Decision Handed Down in the Case of Kiko the Chimpanzee

January 2nd, 2015: The New York State Appellate Court, Fourth Judicial Department, issued its decision this afternoon, January

Media Release re. New York Times Magazine Cover Story

NONHUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT MAKES COVER OF NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE AS COURT CASES SEEK LEGAL RIGHTS FOR CHIMPANZEES

(A .pdf copy of this press release is available here.)

April. 23, 2013 – New York, NY – The Nonhuman Rights …

Media Inquiries

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media@nonhumanrights.org

Thank you.…

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Nonhuman Rights Project?

It is the first and only organization petitioning courts to recognize that, based on existing scientific evidence, certain nonhuman animals – specifically great apes, dolphins, and elephants – are entitled to such basic legal …

Press Release on NY Judges’ Decisions

NONHUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT ADVANCES TO NEW YORK APPELLATE COURTS IN THREE CHIMPANZEE RIGHTS CASES

– As Expected, Lower Courts Deny Writ of Habeas Corpus; Judges Provide Encouragement –

(Note: a pdf copy of this press release is available here.)…

Details of Lawsuit Filed re. Chimpanzees in NY State

On Monday December 2, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed the first in a series of lawsuits on behalf of chimpanzees in New York State.

* Details of the suits are here.
* The official press release is here.…