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    VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- In some ways, Hiasl is like any other Viennese: He indulges a weakness for pastry, likes to paint and enjoys chilling out watching TV. But he doesn't care for coffee, and he isn't actually a person -- at least not yet.

    In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get the 26-year-old male chimpanzee legally declared a ''person.''

    Hiasl's supporters argue he needs that status to become a legal entity that can receive donations and get a guardian to look out for his interests.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/worl...=1&oref=slogin

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    Interestling - if he is declared a person - he'll also qualify for free medical care under social medicine as well as unemployment benefits and housing - basically becomes a ward of the system.

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