There is this joke about 'You know when the circus is back in town, because the House and Senate have reconvened.'
Well the Spanish Socialists Party has decided to make a real circus of things. They want to grant gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans the same 'moral and legal protections that are currently enjoyed by human beings.'
The catch is in the second paragraph of the news release. If it becomes law, these primates will be accorded the same status as mentally handicapped people or minors. Which lets Spain off the sticky paw in regards to voting, paying taxes, and serving in the military for these new citizens. So Spain would gain a whole bunch of new people on the government dole by this proposed law since none of the new citizens would be of legally sound mind to manage their own estates.
Though it would be interesting if they elected a gorilla to replace Aznar, might see an improvement in governance.
Hat Tip: Cox&Forkum.