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5 July 2000 Issue

Great Apes at the Threshold:
Implications for Law, Ethics, Conservation and Science
Source: GAPNews@aol.com

A Conference Sponsored Jointly by The Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

April 28-May 1, 2001

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
The goal of the conference is to evaluate the tension created by the changing ethical and legal status of the great apes, particularly in the international arena, and the continued demand for their use to serve human ends. To achieve this purpose attendees will review recent information about the evolution, natural history, culture and cognitive abilities of the apes; the nature of the arguments concerning the basis of moral and legal standing; the justifications for continued use; and the status of the national and international initiatives for conservation and other forms of basic protection. The conference is intended for primatologists and other scientists, philosophers and other ethicists, students of the humanities and law, legislators, the animal protection community, and the interested public.

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