Declare ‘Human’ Rights For Dolpins & Whales, Scientists Urge | Care2 Causes


Declare ‘Human’ Rights For Dolpins & Whales, Scientists Urge

by Nancy Roberts

February 22, 2012

10:42 pm

142 comments Declare ‘Human’ Rights For Dolpins & Whales, Scientists Urge

 

A session this week at the world’s largest annual science conference presented the case for considering whales and dolphins as non-human persons, with basic rights to life, liberty and well-being. The session at the American Associaton for the Advancement of Science considered the ethical and policy implications of recent advances in scientific understanding of the intelligence and behavior of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises.) and urged support for the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans, originally proposed in 2010.

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  1. This would be so great. With the number of animal laws on the books internationally and little ability to enforce them or catch the heartless souls who break these laws, how will this be enforced?
    I am grateful for all your work and those like you. I know many more cetaceans would be dead without your intervention. I just pray for more enforcement.
    Yisraela

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