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February 01, 2019 - The Local.ch

Swiss canton to vote on giving basic rights to primates

Swiss canton to vote on giving basic rights to primates
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The referendum proposal was launched by the animal rights think tank Sentience Politics which fights against discrimination on the basis of species.

The aim of the initiative is to guarantee the fundamental rights to life and to mental and physical integrity for non-human primates – a group that include animals such as chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos. 

The think tank has said its proposal could prevent the deaths of hundreds of primates in Basel, where Switzerland’s powerful pharmaceutical industry is based.

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