A group seeking release of chimpanzees in captivity in New York through habeas corpus petitions has renewed its request to free a chimp held at a farm in Fulton County, near Albany.

This time, the Nonhuman Rights Project said the materials supporting the petition it filed in Manhattan Supreme Court for the release of “Tommy” contain new statements from experts, including an affidavit from anthropologist Jane Goodall, supporting its arguments that chimpanzees possess enough human qualities to make their extended confinement cruel and unusual punishment.

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