Animals Granted Legal Rights Of Human Beings By Indian Government

“All members of the animal kingdom including birds and aquatic life have similar rights as humans”

In 2018, the high court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has ruled that all animals have the same “rights, duties and liabilities of a living person” in a landmark decision designed to protect and promote their welfare. In practice, this won’t mean that animals will have all of the same rights as humans, but the ruling has essentially made all  Uttarakhand residents the legal guardians of animals, holding them responsible to ensure the welfare and protection of animals in much the same way that they are legally responsible to act as parental figures when it comes to the welfare of children.

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