22 October 2021

Pablo Escobar's hippos recognized as legal persons in the U.S.

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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A group of about 100 hippos, who are descendants of hippos that were owned by late drug lord Pablo Escobar , have been recognized as legal persons in the U.S.This marks the first time ever that non-human creatures have been legally considered people.AdvertisementThe U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio recognized the hippos as legal persons recently, an important step in trying to save the animals as authorities in Colombia have discussed killing them since [...]