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CAF is pleased to announce that we’ve hired Karen Bowman as our social media intern. Karen will be connecting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with past, present, and future grantees and other creatives engaged in exploring the human–animal bond. Our aim is to provide a hub for artists to share their work with others, collaborate, and learn about other opportunities (such as scholarships, grants, competitions, and exhibitions) for their work.
In an historic ruling today, a judge of the New York Court of Appeals issued a decision that all three intermediate appellate courts of New York that had ruled against the Nonhuman Rights Project, had decided wrongly. The NhRP, led by Steven M. Wise, has for years argued that chimpanzees (and other Great Apes, as well as pachyderms and cetaceans), deserve legal standing as nonhuman persons.
The Regan family and the CAF Board appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and support after Dr. Regan’s passing. So many of you have shared your stories with friends, colleagues and on social media as we continue to keep his legacy alive. Our deepest thanks.