USDA Removal of Animal Welfare Reports Shows Urgent Need for Nonhuman Rights

The Nonhuman Rights Project called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture today to immediately restore to its website an important database the public uses to obtain information about where and in what conditions nonhuman animals covered by the Animal Welfare …

Nonhuman Rights Project Praises Argentine Court’s Recognition Of Captive Chimpanzee’s Legal Personhood And Rights

The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), the only civil rights organization in the United States working to secure legal rights for nonhuman animals, hailed Judge María Alejandra Maurico’s Nov. 3 ruling that a captive chimpanzee named Cecilia at the Mendoza Zoo …

“Unlocking the Cage” in New York City

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In only a few more weeks, Unlocking the Cage, the new HBO/Pennebaker Hegedus Films documentary about the Nonhuman Rights Project, will arrive at the Film Forum in New York, NY for a two-week run starting May 25th.

Chacha, Rachel, Teeoni: On Silly Headlines & Untold Stories

On April 14th, media outlets ranging from the New York Times to US Weekly to Sports Illustrated reported on the story of a 24-year-old captive chimpanzee named Chacha who escaped from his enclosure at the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai, …

Jane Goodall: Release Hercules and Leo to Sanctuary (VIDEO)

For over 60 years, Dr. Jane Goodall has been an extraordinary force for good for chimpanzees—helping millions of people better understand them, working tirelessly to protect their habitats, and serving as a powerful voice of opposition to their exploitation.

In …