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Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project with Teko, a chimpanzee. Wise appears on Thursday before a state appeals court in Manhattan to argue for habeas corpus petitions for two chimpanzees being kept in New York. Photo courtesy of HBO. Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project with Teko, a chimpanzee. Wise appears on Thursday before a state appeals court in Manhattan to argue for habeas corpus petitions for two chimpanzees being kept in New York. Photo courtesy of HBO.

Animal rights attorney Steven Wise appears on Thursday before a state appeals court in Manhattan to argue in support of habeas corpus petitions on behalf of two captive chimpanzees, the latest battle in his nearly 30-year fight for the personhood of animals.

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