Sumatran orangutan thinker? I explain why. The human beings or “human subject” wonders the only owner of human rights. They think they can violate the rights of a “non-human subject”, but are wrong. According to Argentine criminal court judges, Sumatran orangutan thinks. Therefore, it is a non-human subject with cognitive ability and have rights as a legal person or legal entity.
The Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) appealed to a court alleging “unjustified confinement of an animal with proven cognitive ability,” according newspaper Clarin. The animal was a Sumatran orangutan thinker, a female, which was in a Buenos Aires Zoo.
Once the judges agreed with the lawyers of AFADA who argued that the animal had proven cognitive ability, I decided to write Sumatran orangutan thinker. I think it’s the same thing. Do you agree?
The animal rights group, also argued that the Sumatran orangutan thinker was ill, as a result of confinement. Furthermore, because of their exposure to people who went to the Zoo. Thus, she is deprived of freedom unlawfully”, they claimed.
The animal rights group argued that Sumatran orangutan thinker was sick, because of the confinement. Also due to its exhibition for people who visit the zoo. They justified their arguments with photographs. “She is deprived of freedom unlawfully” argued the orangutan´s advocates.
The resolution signed by the judges Alejandro Slokar, Angela and Peter David Ledesma represents a radical precedent in the case law of Argentina. The laws of Argentine that regarded animals as things, henceforth to would change to consider them as “non-human subjects.”
Now, by order of court, Sandra, the Sumatran orangutan thinker , who lived for 20 years in the Zoo of Buenos Aires, would be sent to a Brazilian reserve Great Ape Project (Projeto dos Grandes Primatas), or GAP in Brazil.
The head of the Buenos Aires Zoo Biology, Adrán Sestelo told the newspaper La Nación that these types of “fundamentalist claims is unknown the natural behavior of the species.”
“Orangutans are solitary and very calm animals. They only get together to mate and care for their kids. Many people are unaware of the biology of the species and unjustifiably claim mistreatment, stress or depression of the animal. This is one of the most common misunderstandings of human beings, that is, to humanize any animal behavior. Sandra enjoys exceptional care and live in solitude because it requires their species”, said Sestelo to the Spanish newspaper 20minutes.
Sestelo commented that the judicial decision to give habeas corpus to the Sumatran orangutan with cognitive ability is a historic conclusion. He stated that the court decision opens the way not just for the big apes, but also for the rest of sentient existences. Some sentient is unfair and arbitrarily deprived of their freedom in zoos, circuses, amusement parks and experimental centers.
Finally, animals are increasingly in the headlines, as the mysterious cat green color that appeared in Bulgaria.