In case you thought “Planet of the Apes” was fiction, a court in Argentina has decided that you are mistaken.
The court ruled that an orangutan has the same right to freedom as a human being after a group of lawyers called Association of Officials and Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) filed a writ of habeas corpus.
The orangutan in question, Sandra, is being held in an Argentinian zoo. After hearing the lawyers’ argument, the court ruled that Sandra is a “non-human person” with rights.
“This opens the way not only for other Great Apes, but also for other sentient beings which are unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in zoos, circuses, water parks and scientific laboratories,” AFADA lawyer Paul Buompadre told La Nacion newspaper.
Animal rights nuts have tried this sort of thing before.
In 2011, PETA sued SeaWorld, claiming that five killer whales were being kept as slaves. The San Diego court tossed out the lawsuit.
Just this month, a court in New York dismissed a suit brought on behalf of a chimpanzee named Tommy, ruling that chimps are not people and do not have human rights.
The Argentina case may be a first, but it almost surely won’t be the last. The zoo has 10 days to appeal.
Maybe this is the ultimate fruit of liberalism, with its skewed ideas about animal rights and its disdain for fundamental human rights, like the right to life.
Modern liberalism wants to take away our freedoms and expand government because it believes there is no God and only government can grant rights.
At the same time, liberals who believe religiously in evolution actively deny that humans are anything better than animals. They even justify abnormal behavior, like homosexuality, by saying that animals do it and that homosexuals are “born that way”; therefore, liberals imply, homosexuals lack the basic human capacity to take responsibility for their own actions.
For people who fancy themselves to be “progressive,” liberals work hard to drag humans back to the pre-Stone Age while trying to make animals into human beings.
At what point do liberals just start laughing and admit that their behavior has just been one long prank, and boy you should have seen the look on your face?
Sadly, it’s not a joke. There really are an alarmingly large number of people in this world who can’t tell the difference between an animal and a person.
It won’t be too long before the libs have monkeys signing up to vote Democratic, if they don’t already.