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Property and animals

A while ago back on the blog, we were having a debate about whether the idea of property, and private property in particular, is a peculiarly human thing. Certainly, I think animals have a notion of territory. Sometimes they have a very strong notion, and will chase any interlopers off their territory. Our dog had […]

Mens rea of a monkey…

You all know that I’m obsessed with animals and the law, and I’ve discussed the case of Chico the delinquent macaque. Well, Santino the chimpanzee looks like he’s a delinquent too. The BBC reports: A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to researchers. Keepers at Furuvik […]