CM – Pablo Escobar’s hippos are recognized as legal entities in the United States.


October 22 (UPI) – A group of about 100 hippos, descendants of hippos that belonged to the late drug lord Pablo Escobar, have been recognized as legal entities in the United States.
This is the first time that non-human creatures are legally considered human.

October 22 (UPI) – A group of approximately 100 hippos, the descendants of hippos belonging to the late drug lord Pablo Escobar, have been recognized as legal entities in the US.

The US District Court for the southern county of Ohio recently recognized the hippos as legal entities, an important step in an attempt to save the animals, as Colombian authorities have been discussing their killing since 2009.

Escobar imported until his death in 1993 illegal animals on his ranch in Colombia. The animals were sent to other zoos with the exception of four hippos, which were too difficult to move. The four have now reproduced over the years, with the authorities calling them an invasive species.

Colombian lawyer Luis Domingo Gómez Maldonado filed a lawsuit on behalf of the animals in July to save them from killing, and stated that sterilization was the better option.

Nonhuman animals in Colombia have the right to file lawsuits to protect their interests. Interested parties in the country can turn to a U.S. federal court for documents or testimony.

The Animal Defense League moved on behalf of the hippos and requested two wildlife experts from Ohio to investigate the non-surgical sterilization to give a testimony.

« Animals have the right to be free from cruelty and exploitation and the failure of the US courts to recognize their rights hinders the ability to enforce existing legal protections, « said Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

 » The court order that empowers hippos to Exercising their legal right to information in the United States is a critical milestone in the broader battle for animal status to recognize that animals have enforceable rights, ”he continued.


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