A non-profit group is seeking to legally change the status of chimpanzees, and its leaders are taking their case to court.

In three separate lawsuits being filed this week in New York the Nonhuman Rights Project is seeking legal personhood for four chimpanzees being held at three different locations in the state.

The main goal of the group is to stop the confinement of chimpanzees in conditions that are considered, well, inhuman by the standards of some.

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