Sandra the orangutan: a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of freedom

21 12 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 5.19.54 PMA landmark case in Argentina just decreed that an orangutan held in a zoo can be freed & transferred to a sanctuary, after the court recognised her as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of freedom.

Click here for a good write up, & here for a recent US case where the same principle wasn’t applied to a chimp.