October 12, 2018 - NPR
Animals like chimpanzees are autonomous beings with rich emotional lives, says animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. He's working to get courts to recognize them as "legal persons" and grant them rights.
His books include Rattling the Cage – Toward Legal Rights for Animals, his work was portrayed in the 2016 documentary, Unlocking The Cage.
Listen to Ted Radio Hour episode Hacking the Law - If Chimpanzees Can Feel And Think, Should They Also Have Legal Rights?