Abstract

Abstract:

Chucho is an Andean bear who had lived most of his life in semicaptivity in a nature reserve in Manizales, Colombia. After his sister’s death, he became severely depressed, so the environmental authority transferred him to Barranquilla Zoo. A local lawyer filed a writ of habeas corpus based on Chucho’s right as a sentient being to live in his natural habitat. This writ has triggered a complex debate on nonhuman animal legal personhood and animal rights between two of the highest courts in the country: the Supreme Court of Justice and the Constitutional Court.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2160-1267
Print ISSN
2156-5414
Pages
pp. 36-46
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-21
Open Access
No
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