There is currently a movement the Great ape personhood, which is trying to extend the status of personhood to nonhuman members of the “great ape family” i.e. chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. The motive is to try and institute legal protection to these beings who are often the victims of greed and cruelty by humans.
Why is this taking so long!
Anyone who can watch this moving footage below and not believe that gorillas are sentient beings, cannot classify themselves as humans.
It is well worth watching to the end.
As Jane Goodall (primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace) stated,
Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment.
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