Dolphin Personhood

This is pretty exciting! A draft for a new law has been presented to the Romanian government that would give dolphins rights similarly afforded to humans. These rights include the right to life, the right to bodily integrity, the right to freedom, and the right to be protected in their own environment.

Some of you may have heard about a similar movement last year in India which lead to a ban on dolphin captivity in the country. Stories like this, and films and documentaries like Blackfish, are moving things in a very promising direction. News like this brings hope for intelligent captive wildlife everywhere!

Here are a couple of articles about the dolphin personhood movement:

Romanian Dolphin Personhood Law is a Step in the Right Directionย by Laura Bridgeman

India Declares Dolphins & Whales as ‘Nonhuman Persons’ by Alanna Ketler

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