Das brutale Abschlachten von Delfinen und Kleinwalen in Taiji ist Japans mörderischer "Schädlingsbekämpfungs-Plan"

Dolphins: Personhood and Rights. Prof. Thomas White

This is a video of a presentation by Thomas White at the November 27, 2012 meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Cetacean Society. Professor White is the author of the seminal book, 'In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier.' This talk explains: why dolphins are 'nonhuman persons'; what it means to say they have 'moral rights'; and why killing, deliberately harming and keeping cetaceans captive is ethically indefensible. It also briefly discusses the 'Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans.' Professor White is a philosopher who holds a chair in ethics at Loyola Marymount University.

Rights for whales & dolphins / Chris Butler-Stroud at TEDxLoughborough

Dolphins and whales are the MOST human-like creatures in the ocean. Like man, they have intelligence, language, self-awareness and complex bahaviours. Chris Butler-Stroud, says and we quote: "We advocate for treating dolphins and whales as 'non-human persons' and protecting them with law". He will present a very alluring case to why dolphins should be accepted as sapient beings.

Stephen Hawking and Non-Human Consciousness

An international group of prominent scientists, led by computational neuroscientist and neurophysiologist Dr. Philip Low, has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are outlining convergent evidence indicating that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors, and consequently discarding the notion that humans are unique in possessing the neurological substrates of consciousness.

Stephen Hawking was the guest of honor at the signing ceremony. In May 2013, India moved to ban dolphin shows. Dolphins were granted "non-human personhood" status by the government of India. On June 12, 2013, elephants, lions, bears, tigers, monkeys and other wild animals are no longer permitted in circuses in Colombia under a bill approved by Congress.

On the evening of December 20th 2013, it was confirmed that President Obama had received, via a member of US Congress, a copy of The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness.

Prof. Dee Eggers - Dolphins as Persons

UNC-Asheville professor, Dee Eggers discusses dolphins as persons and ideas for protecting them and other species that face extinction.