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Canada Colombia: The Hippopotames of Pablo Escobar Under the protection of American justice

20:50  26 october  2021
20:50  26 october  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Des hippopotames avaient été importés par Pablo Escobar pour garnir le zoo de son hacienda de Napoles, à une centaine de kilomètres au sud de son fief de Medellin. (Illustration). LP/Arnaud Journois © Arnaud Journals Hippopotames had been imported by Pablo Escobar to garnish the zoo of his hacienda of Napoles, a hundred kilometers south of his fief. Medellin. (Drawing). LP / Arnaud News

This is a completely unprecedented decision. An American court acknowledged a legal personality for animals: a line of hippopotamus from those that the famous Narcotraficker of Pablo Escobar had imported to garnish the zoo of his hacienda of Napoles, to a hundred kilometers south of his fief. from Medellin .

This recognition has been granted as part of a judicial battle to block their slaughter. After Pablo Escobar was shot in 1993 by the Colombian security forces, most other animals (flamingos, giraffes, zebras, kangaroos ...) were sold, but not the hippopotamuses, which proliferated. Until becoming what is deemed to be the biggest colony of these animals out of Africa.

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They are gradually becoming an environmental concern and a threat to the inhabitants. Fishermen attacks have been reported. Faced with the problem, the Colombian government has begun to sterilize the animals. Dallet rifles containing a contraceptive are used, more than surgical sterilization.

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A lawyer, Luis Domingo Gomez Maldonado, filed in July on the name of the hippopotamus in Colombia, who already recognizes a legal personality for animals. The goal is to prevent hippopotamuses from being euthanized, but also to ensure that the government uses another drug to sterilize them than currently used. It is within this framework that the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has applied for two US-based sterilization experts to testify to support.

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Magistrate Karen Litkovitz, from a Federal Court of Ohio, accepted this request last week, on behalf of a US law allowing "an interested person" to claim an American testimony in a dispute abroad. . Interested persons are therefore, in this case, the hippopotamuses. For Christopher Berry, a lawyer for the ALDF, the importance of this decision is twofold: "First, it will help the hippopotamuses not to die - it is its immediate consequence. "

" More widely, it is the first concrete example of an American court authorizing animals to exercise legal right in their own name, "he explained to AFP. According to him, other cases are slowly making a path in the courts in the United States. The association represents for example a horse named justice in a case of cruelty and negligence towards an animal. It is not safe that the decision on hippopotamuses will influence these other cases, "but it is certain that this is relevant and important in the broader framework of the Animal Discussion", esteem Christopher Berry.

The movement to give legal status to animals has also grown globally. In 2014, an Argentine Tribunal decided that

an orangutan named Sandra had undergone an unjustified imprisonment in a Zoo from Buenos Aires. It is now in a refuge in Florida.

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