An organization...is seeking a UN declaration on simian rights which would defend ape interests “the same as those of minors and the mentally handicapped of our species."
Will the UN go along? Most likely. After all, issuing such a declaration is a lot easier than dealing with, say, African genocides or Iranian nukes. And every official UN declaration—no matter how silly—is followed by brie, bread, and wine. So it’s a win-win!
Does this mean that apes will be jailed for hurting other apes?