India: Dolphins are recognized as persons, not performers with rights to life & liberty to be protected | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be shut down.

 

"India has now joined Chile, Hungary, and Cost Rica as the fourth nation to ban “dolphinariums and other commercial entertainment that involves the capture and confinement of cetacean species such as orcas and bottlenose dolphins” (dw.de).

 

And also From www.bbc.co.uk -

Dolphins 'deserve human rights'

 

"Dolphins should be treated as non-human "persons", with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists  have been told at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in Vancouver, Canada in November 2012.

 

Experts in philosophy, conservation and animal behaviour want support for a declaration of rights for cetaceans (whales and dolphins) http://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2012/webprogram/Session4617.html

 

 

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."