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April 28, 2019 - EconoTimes

Why the southern resident killer whales should have the same rights as people

Why the southern resident killer whales should have the same rights as people
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Each year, the number of southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea on the Pacific coast declines — yet another species on the road to extinction. Last summer, many grieved as they watched an orca named J35, also known as Tahlequah, carried her dead calf for more than two weeks.

The Canadian government has since introduced measures intended to save these struggling whales. One proposes to establish small sanctuaries within some areas of their critical habitat.

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