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nmda judge give apes the same rights as humans and your court will hear a case wednesday about the possible illegal detention of two chance at a university lab and if the chimps when the decision could spark an animal rights revolution where it is legal correspondent dan wisner is following the story group called the non human rights project is trying to free two chimpanzees used in scientific research at the state university of new york it's , are highly intelligent and , holding them in captivity amounts to unlawful imprisonment , lawyers acting for the two champs who goes by the name is leo and hercules want them to be moved to an animal sanctuary in florida him president it's hearing was triggered by a lawsuit citing habeas corpus legal mechanism under which the state has an obligation to produce missing individuals before court no court in the world has ever granted habeas corpus to and on cue , the new york attorney general's office called the groups , radical , answer freed it could undermine private ownership of other animals , including pets farm animals and animals held in zoos , the case follows two other rulings against the non human rights projects in new york or similar claims against the owners of chimps were dismissed , the judges ruled the animals were not entitled to the same rights as people group is appealing the decisions at the state's highest court which could hear those cases next year