Animal rights activists in Austria, who just happen to be human beings, are lobbying the Austrian courts to declare a certain chimpanzee to be a person.
As far as I know, no chimpanzees have lobbied either human or chimpanzee courts to be recognized as persons.
Aren't the human animal rights activists being a bit presumptuous to deign to claim to know what the chimpanzees want? Doesn't it suggest a presumption of superiority on the part of the humans?
And wouldn't that make them specieists?
Please, in the name of equality and equity, and plain-old down-home common sense, let the chimpanzees speak for themselves.
And let's put a stop to specieism.