BarbieWorld

“Toy giant, Mattel has announced that it is stopping the production of all SeaWorld-branded merchandise, including SeaWorld Trainer Barbie dolls … partly due to growing unrest over the treatment of orcas in captivity.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/04/barbie-turns-her-back-on-seaworld)

It had become too difficult to explain the danger of psychologically dysfunctional captive orcas to the dolls.

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Enculturape

“Sandra, because of her captivity and exposure to human beings for her entire life, is what primatologists call an enculturated ape. … The needs of an orangutan are easy to determine based on studies of orangutans in the wild. … But are there some choices and preferences to which Sandra has a right?” (http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0315–ethical-ape-col03.html)

And would her choices be as doomed as those made by us, the enculturating apes?

Liberation

“An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a ‘non-human person’ unlawfully deprived of its freedom.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/21/uk-argentina-orangutan-idUKKBN0JZ0QA20141221)

A suitable sanctuary might be a library.
Bless Terry P.

Primate Facie

“An Albany appeals court ruled on Dec. 4 that primates cannot be afforded legal rights because they do not understand the responsibilities that follow.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/02/us-lawsuit-chimps-decision-idUKKBN0KB1DI20150102)

The primate who brought the case denounced the kangaroo court.