Researchers argue for dolphin personhood
Should dolphins be treated as 'non-human people'? That's the argument of some scientists and ethical researchers, who claim their sense of self, social talents, relative brain size, and ability to perform complex tasks put them second only to humans. [Soulskill/Slashdot]
The point was also made last year at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – publishers of the well-known journal Science.