BEND, Ore., July 2 (UPI) -- A lawsuit started by an Oregon animal
sanctuary may soon give chimpanzees and other animals additional
rights in the U.S. legal system, a report said.
The Portland Oregonian reported Monday a lawsuit initially filed by
Oregon's Chimps Inc. against a Texas animal sanctuary could
potentially be a landmark legal case.
Chimps Inc. had received two chimps from Texas' Primarily Primates
Inc. last fall when the San Antonio sanctuary was found to have unfit
conditions for its inhabitants.