Kansas City, Missouri 2021-10-25 15:01:29 –
According to a US court order, the descendants of the hippopotamus, owned by former Colombian drug tycoon Pablo Escobar, could be recognized as legal rights in the United States.
The proceedings include a proceeding against the Colombian government over whether to kill or sterilize the rapidly increasing number of hippos.
Associated Press “Cocaine Cover” reported that Escobar remained abandoned after he died in a gun battle with authorities in 1993. Over the last eight years, hippos have increased from 35 to 65 to 80.
The Animal Rights Group welcomes the order as a milestone victory in years of efforts to shake the US judicial system to give animals humanity status.
However, Colombian legal experts say the order is not important where hippos live.
AP reported that government agencies have begun to sterilize some of them.
The press reported that a group of scientists, the hippopotamus, could threaten the biodiversity of humans and the region.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund told AP that animals may have been declared a legal entity for the first time in US history.
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