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Should intelligent animals have human rights?

Should intelligent animals have human rights? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A lawsuit from the Nonhuman Rights Project seeks legal personhood for 3 captive elephants in Connecticut and other animals like them.
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IMO - YES 

(even if certain temporary inmates of the big white house think otherwise)

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Monkey wins selfie lawsuit (sort of)

Monkey wins selfie lawsuit (sort of) | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Finally, on Sept. 11, attorneys for Slater and PETA announced a settlement, reported the Associated Press. Under the deal, Slater agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue form the images to charities that protect crested macaques in Indonesia. Attorneys have also asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to drop the lawsuit and vacate the lower decision that found the monkey could not own the image’s copyright.

“PETA and David Slater agree that this case raises important, cutting-edge issues about expanding legal rights for non-human animals, a goal that they both support, and they will continue their respective work to achieve this goal,” Slater and PETA said in a joint statement.

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well, a step in the right direction - a small step...  i was hoping the monkey would win it all :-)

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These beautiful photos speak loud and clear for wildlife

These beautiful photos speak loud and clear for wildlife | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The Natural History Museum, London, announced the finalists for its 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.
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maybe one day our intelligence level will enable us to reach their level.... and finally understand them!

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Elephants Run To Welcome A Baby Elephant And It's Like A Scene From A Disney Movie

Elephants Run To Welcome A Baby Elephant And It's Like A Scene From A Disney Movie | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Distractify is a leading entertainment company in the mobile era.
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sentient beings?  perhaps we have not their language...

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