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It appears there's a movement to make a declaration of rights for cetaceans. This would ban hunting them and end putting them in captivity.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...hts?CMP=twt_gu

I think this is definitely a good thing. It's a step in the right direction anyway. Funny though, I kind of thought primates, particularly chimps and the like, would be first in line for this kind of thing.

There's even a website to sign for this:
http://cetaceanconservation.com.au/c...ghts/index.php

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I don't like that the reason scientists say they should have rights is because they're intelligent. However, it is a positive step in the right direction.
 

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I think it makes sense personally, but the problem I see is that a lot of people simply don't understand the concept. Rights and personhood are loaded terms, and I've already seen a lot of people commenting about how they don't understand, do we want to let dolphins vote or something?
 
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