Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s lawyered-up hippos recognised as people by US court

//Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s lawyered-up hippos recognised as people by US court

Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s lawyered-up hippos recognised as people by US court

In a first, a US court has recognised animals as legal persons – specifically, the descendants of Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamuses who have thrived in Colombia since the notorious drug lord was killed almost 30 years ago.The ruling came after the non-profit Animal Legal Defence Fund (ALDF) filed an application seeking to allow two experts in non-surgical sterilisation of wildlife to provide testimony supporting a Colombian lawsuit to stop a cull.At a federal court in Ohio, magistrate Judge Karen…

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