I disagree with the ruling so very much. I'm not one of those PETA freaks (if you ask me, that crazy bitch Ingrid Newkirk has done more to discredit the animal rights movement than anything even her enemies could ever think of), but I do think that chimps, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans are WAY too far up the sentience totem pole (if you will) for us to treat them like "simple" rats or rabbits.
I'm a staunch advocate of great ape personhood laws - like what they've got over in Spain. Why should we be shoving electrodes into the brains of our fellow hominids? If it's fucked up when we do it to Homo Sapiens, why should it be less fucked up when we do it to Pan Troglodytes? At the very least, we should wait until we can come up with a way for them to give informed consent.
To be clear, I'm not 100% against animal experimentation. Rats, rabbits, fruit flies and guinea pigs do not have the sort of cognition levels for us to communicate with them. But great apes have proven that they can understand human language on a meaningful level, which makes their situation vastly different.
I don't think this is "fundie", per se, though I believe the ruling was morally wrong and closed-minded.
OK, end rant.