India Declares Dolphins “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

reblogging and YES!!! thank God

Starship Earth: The Big Picture

Thank you to for sharing this piece from the Daily Kos.

This is incredible progress! Last summer India recognized that cetaceans require more respect and acknowledgement as highly intelligent, sensitive creatures.  Meanwhile, humans are treated like so much cattle, but there’s hope for us, too. 

This decision brought a lot more light to the planet and I’m glad they will no longer be required to do tricks in India. Most undignified for higher beings.  “Dolphins are non-human persons.”  ~ BP

India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to forbid the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment anywhere in the country. In a policy statement released Friday, the ministry advised state governments to reject any proposal to establish a dolphinarium “by any person / persons, organizations, government agencies, private or public enterprises that involves import, capture of cetacean species to establish for commercial entertainment, private or public exhibition…

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