Who is to say that only human beings are persons? Isn’t this gorilla demonstrably a person? In our society, a person has certain rights, limited as they may be. Granting these rights to primates opens the doors for the animal world. Western civilization has always argued that man was created in the image of God, and was intrinsically different from animals and nature. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution already shattered this view of man’s uniqueness.
- Koko: A Talking Gorilla