9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Interesting and thought provoking,
By A Customer
This review is from: Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity (Paperback)
This book has been around for about 6 years but has gained renewed interest recently with news of a serious attempt in New Zealand to give our closest relatives equal rights. The book contains a series of essays arguing that the great apes should now be given greater protection and respect. Covering subjects as diverse as the ability of apes to learn and communicate through sign language to apes self perception and intelligence. The book then expands on the scientific studies to examine the philosophical aspects of kinship and possible legal rights. Authors include notable scientists such as Jane Goodall and Richard Dawkins to Gary Francione, professor of law and Steve Sapontzis, professor of philosophy. Whether you agree with animal rights or not, this is a thought provoking book.