Human Rights for Animals in Spain?

Spain's Parliament has voted to give rights to so-called "Great Apes".  These rights very much resemble Human Rights.  Is this a good move? Does this move the cause of Animal Rights forward or backward?

Read carefully the arguments made on all sides in these two pieces:
Write a thoughtful blog that considers and responds to all sides of the issue. Be sure to explain your own position clearly and logically while responding to all the questions above.