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opposition to the new york supreme court on wednesday hearing an unprecedented case where the two plaintiffs hercules and leo were only identified by their first names because they're not human the arguments presented before the judge revolve around the possible illegal detention of two chimps , that or who are being kept in a lab for research at a long island university , steven wise is an attorney for the non human rights project the group which brought the case forward the overview is that %HESITATION is that chimpanzees are extraordinarily comp , turning the , that it's a violation of fundamental prince principles of liberty and equality for us to treat them as things to treat them as slaves , alice popovich is following the story for reuters and spoke to stephen wise right after the hearing he said that just standing here on the steps of the supreme court was extraordinarily sick , with the new york attorney general's office said that granting animals the same legal rights as humans could be a slippery slope , because it would set a precedent for the release of other animals , and possibly entangled new york courts in never ending litigation , no ruling yet from the judge will decide whether the chip stay in the lab where they are or get sent to a sanctuary in south florida