Here is something interesting and controversial. Spanish government wants to grant human rights to monkeys. Monkeys would not anymore be anyone’s property and would be placed under legal guardianship similar to that in cases of infants, handicapped and elderly people. The same political coalition supports the right to abortion and medical euthanasia, stating that great apes have more self-awareness than infants and elderly people. In consequence, monkeys would have more rights than unborn children. It is serious legislative proposal.
There is an article about it, which also explains ideological background behind the proposal:
Here are other interesting articles about this issue, if you are interested:
That’s something unusual.
Europe always has had bright ideas about how to change the world.