30 June 2016

Dolphins recognized as "non-human persons"

In 2013 India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests forbade the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment:
“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 dolphin 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.
Via Reddit.  Props to the Indian government.


  1. This is years old news. While they may have their own rights, they still are not treated as people under Indian law.


  2. Tx - I hadn't noticed the date. I've amended the title and text accordingly.


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