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River granted legal personhood in New Zealand

In New Zealand—or Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River has been awarded personhood status. https://www.utne.com/environment/we-are-the-world-zm0z13mjzros.aspx By Staff, Utne Reader May/June 2013 New Zealand—Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River … Continue reading

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Dolphins granted legal personhood in India

From https://www.dw.de/dolphins-gain-unprecedented-protection-in-india/a-16834519 May 24, 2013 Dolphins gain unprecedented protection in India 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 … Continue reading

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