Wednesday, July 31, 2013

India: Dolphins are Non-Human Persons

Via, India's Ministry of Environment and Forests has pronounced as follows.
“Whereas cetaceans in general are highly intelligent and sensitive, and various scientists who have researched dolphin behavior have suggested that the unusually high intelligence; as compared to other animals means that dolphins should be seen as ‘non-human persons’ and as such should have their own specific rights and is morally unacceptable to keep them captive for entertainment purpose,” the ministry said."
Now, if only the rest of the Government of India treated humans as highly intelligent and sensitive :)