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In this week's animal round-up: legal rights for chimpanzees?

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 01:27

A fight to give chimpanzees ''bodily liberty'' in New York, cats big and small in Eastern Europe, monkey business at the San Diego Zoo, and Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack. Gavino Garay reports.

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Here's you're look at this week's curious animal stories from around the world. Legal rights for Chimpanzees? That's the argument that's being presented to a New York court from animal rights group Nonhuman Rights Project. But a panel of judges cast doubt over whether chimps should be given what are known as "bodily liberty" rights. In Ukrainian capital Kiev, show cats are for sale at this cat bazaar to raise money for troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east. And in Bosnia, take a look at the latest member of this lion family. Hundreds of kids could hardly wait to catch a glimpse of the young cub -- the first ever born at the Sarajevo zoo. The cub, just over 40-days-old, is yet to be named. Meanwhile at the San Diego Zoo, Halloween's almost here. It's trick or treat for these otters and monkeys as they chase rolling pumpkins and pick for seeds. And, Sausage the famous Greek water cannon chasing protest dog, has died of a heart attack. The ginger mongrel became famous after appearing in anti-austerity protests at the height of Greece's debt crisis. Rest in peace, Sausage.

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In this week's animal round-up: legal rights for chimpanzees?

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 01:27