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Addressed to: UNESCO

Join the campaign so the apes can be considered living heritage of humanity

Petition created on Jan 4, 2016

Join the campaign so the apes can be considered living heritage of humanity

A good initiative from an animal association to declare chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos, Live UNESCO World Heritage; three hominid species that are now in danger of extinction although they are evolutionary brothers of men.

The idea is to consider them as "people" and takes its as one of the main background the recent failure of Argentina justice who told that Sandra the orangutan must be considered as a "not human person".

Primarily it seeks to protect populations that exist in freedom and become extinct in 10 years, as people continue massive deforestation.

The best thing about this campaign is that, if it achieves its objective, countries must have to take measures to protect the population in freedom, and them brought to natural sanctuaries or preserved in best conditions every specimens who is kept in captivity.

In addition, areas which are the natural habitat of these great apes will be protected, will thereby also protecting rainforests and indigenous peoples.

Great apes can be considered "persons" because they meet the 15 attributes set by bioethics, including intelligence, self-awareness, sense of time, sense of future and communication.

It is a great idea because it ensures the survival of these important developments for our animals. Besides that materialize, the authorities of all countries should address squarely on their welfare, something we all know what happens in a very small number of cases.

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