(Population Research Institute) It is now safer to be a monkey in Spain—at least if you’re one of the larger species—than a man. Thanks to a new law passed by the Spanish parliament and signed into law by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the Great Apes are protected from the moment of conception against abortion and fetal experimentation. Human embryos, on the other hand, remain unprotected and the subject of scientific research.
This is why a group of gorillas gathered around the headquarters of the ruling political party, the Partido Popular, last week. They were there to celebrate their historic legal and political victory, and to ask why human babies were still being denied the same protections.