The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for âthe immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given the moral and legal protection that currently are only enjoyed by human beings.â The PSOEâs justification is that humans share 98.4% of our genes with chimpanzees, 97.7% with gorillas, and 96.4% with orangutans. The party will announce its Great Ape Project at a press conference tomorrow. An organization with the same name is seeking a UN declaration on simian rights which would defend ape interests âthe same as those of minors and the mentally handicapped of our species.â According to the Project, âToday only members of the species Homo sapiens are considered part of the community of equals. The chimpanzee, the gorilla, and the orangutan are our speciesâs closest relatives. They possess sufficient mental faculties and emotional life to justify their inclusion in the community of equals.â http://www.spainherald.com/3438.html Equal to socialists, maybe. Obviously they are hoping to grant them voting privileges so the EU jerks even more leftwards.