Scientists at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver have been pushing for support of a proposed [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-17116882]Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans[/link]. This follows evidence compiled by scientists that suggests Dolphins especially have a level of intelligence high enough to warrent them having the same individual rights as we Humans. The declaration, originally agreed in May 2010, contains the statements "every individual cetacean has the right to life", "no cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude, be subject to cruel treatment, or be removed from their natural environment", and "no cetacean is the property of any state, corporation, human group or individual". If such a proposal as this is passed and made into law, it would mean an end to all captivity and hunting of all cetaceans. Deliberately killing one would be regarded as bad as deliberately killing a human and could even warrent similar punishments depending on the laws made. I personally would welcome such rights, hopefully Apes can get a similar proposal made for them.