Monday, February 25, 2013
Are Dolphins People?
"Dolphins are non-human persons," says professor Tom White who has authored a book on the subject, "a person needs to be an individual. If individuals count, then the deliberate killing of individuals of this sort is ethically the equivalent of deliberately killing a human being. The captivity of beings of this sort, particularly in conditions that would not allow for a decent life, is ethically unacceptable; commercial whaling is ethically unacceptable. We're saying the science has shown that individuality, consciousness, self awareness, is no longer a unique human property." Works for me. Read more here.