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Austria Activists Want Chimp Labeled 'Person'

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Austria Activists Want Chimp Labeled 'Person'

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Austria Activists Want Chimp Labeled 'Person'

Austria Activists Want Chimp Labeled 'Person'

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Animal-rights activists in Austria have vowed to go to their Supreme Court with their quest to get a chimp legally declared a "person." That's a legal term separate from "human." But it would allow the chimp to have a guardian if the shelter where he lives closes. Austrian law classifies monkeys as "things." The group says they are "beings with interests."