@Village Idiot - the link below apparently gives an account of a male chimp, Frodo, snatching and eating a human baby. Should Frodo be prosecuted for murder?
What do you think? Should chimpanzees be granted 'personhood'?
LoveUniHateExams, "Should Frodo be prosecuted for murder?"
Chimpanzees, male and sometimes female are known for this behavior. I read Jane Goodall's book In The Shadow of Man where she says that she kept her child inside a cage to prevent Chimpanzees from harming him. She described the anger of a chimp when he couldn't get through the cage.
The bottom line is that the chimp who did this should be killed.
By the way, I did not say that chimps should be regarded as persons, simply that it is not a question with any clear cut answer and I offered examples of other Homonin species that would probably be problematic in being referred to as a person. Their character would have to be taken into account if they would happen to be close to humans in captivity or otherwise.
Data-dog: As humans we are deficient when it comes to communicating with the other intelligent species on our planet.
That is my favorite post of all of your 7,251 posts on our forum!
Should we grant crickets, nematodes and echinoderms "personhood"?
Stop the insanity! Where does it end?
"I found working with roaches a lot easier than working with some actors," Jerry O'Connell jokes. "They were a lot less demanding."
"They're very interesting and charismatic animals when you get to know them," says Raymond A. Mendez, a Portal, Arizona-based roach wrangler
The human family tree, from the Smithsonian Institute