BBC News – Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists


Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists

Two dolphins at a zoo in Duisburg, Germany Recognising the rights of dolphins would end whaling and their captivity

Dolphins should be treated as non-human “persons”, with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told.

Experts in philosophy, conservation and animal behaviour want support for a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans.

They believe dolphins and whales are sufficiently intelligent to justify the same ethical considerations as humans.

Recognising their rights would mean an end to whaling and their captivity, or their use in entertainment.

via BBC News – Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists.

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