Ecuador is the first country to give legal rights to wild animals

BOGOTA, Colombia
Wild animals obtained another convincing victory from the justice system in Ecuador.

A judge Tuesday denied a habeas corpus to a group of people wanting authorities to return a sloth bear it had captured and kept since 2018.

“Wild species have the right not to be hunted, fished, captured, collected, extracted, kept, retained, trafficked, traded, commercialized or exchanged,” the court said in the ruling.

Constitutional experts said Ecuador has become the first country to give legal rights to wild animals.

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