The first animal non-human person with rights
This was what happened in Argentina a few months ago, Judge Elena Liberatori granted Sandra the status of non-human persons, it was recognized that she is a being with characteristics that make her the recipient of basic rights, such as the right to life, the right to freedom and the right not to be physically or mentally hurt and after months of paperwork, this week Sandra was received in her new home, a sanctuary for great apes in florida the only one with the certification to house primates in america, where it will not be exploited because it is not a zoo, it is a sanctuary that is not for profit.
She is Sandra, she is 33 years old, she is an orangutan, as you have seen, she is the first human animal that has been recognized as a person, with the rights that this entails, with the right to life, the right to freedom and the right not to be hurt physically or psychologically, because I have news animals are people and I am sure of that because I am an animal and I am a person.
The times in which we have no evidence that nonhuman animals are aware and it is precisely consciousness are what defines the person and if they don't believe me there are hundreds of thousands of pet videos that support me.
Sandra lived for 20 years in a zoo in Argentina and people, I usually think that if the zoo is big and beautiful, the animals are well there, even one comes to think that if it is an endangered species, it is better to have Some specimens in zoos to avoid extinction, this is not entirely true, although it is true that Sandra probably lived better in an Argentine zoo than in a predatory forest in Asia, her quality of life in the zoo is much lower than that He would have living in his habitat and we will respect that habitat, which does not happen.
The cults that are reading me now will be wondering and that is not that specism, the answer is yes, yes it is specism, sandra was clearly favored by the closeness she has with our species, not only genetically, but her behavior, if ever You have seen a documentary about orangutans, gorillas or chimpanzees, you will have noticed that in their faces they are incredibly close, in their faces, in their looks and in their attitudes, to recognize those people you know, it is more Sandra is very much like you and to me, and although it may seem unfair to favor one species over another, we must also be aware that for something we have to start, recognize the rights of our closest relatives, it can be the door for people to realize that these rights must extend beyond primates, because guaranteeing basic rights to a non-human species, is the biggest step, after that there are no arguments that they can defend not to grant it to other species and there is also the fact that orangutans are a species that we have harmed in horrible ways, from predating their habitat to converting them into farmland, to using their females for sexual exploitation, yes they do humans, as a species we have fallen very low, but you know what you can do to be human and not be garbage, not go to zoos, support sanctuaries and shelters for wild farm and domestic animals, but mainly not eat animals. Well this is my point bay