In a continuation of the process that saw white supremacy become less acceptable, hopefully we can see human supremacy also begin to fade away. . . .

I’d say that the following is very welcome news!

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.

One of the primal flaws of our culture is that human needs are almost always placed first, this fact combined with an ever growing human population, leads to humans becoming a type of cancer to the Earth’s biosphere.

However, news like this is a good sign, if only other countries will be motivated to follow in India’s footsteps we can begin to move in a better direction.

On a related note, here are links to a couple of other articles which deal with this issue:

Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists

And, this from Scientific American,

Are Whales Smarter Than We Are?

It would be nice if this recognition of non-human rights can be extended to the point where the rest of the bio-sphere is seen as important in its own right, and not some resource to be plundered for corporate profits.

Dolphins are people too!

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