New Delhi (Sputnik) — A ruling of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in India affording legal entity status to all animals, including avian and aquatics, has triggered a mixed reaction on Indian social media.
There were people who praised the judgement, describing it as "the best news ever."
— Divyansh Chauhan (@divynshh) June 2, 2019
— Ajey Bishnoi (@AjeyBishnoi) June 2, 2019
— Naval K Srivastava (@navalks) June 2, 2019
— Naina Kapur (@NainaK) June 2, 2019
— Fenil (@TheThirdFriend) June 2, 2019
— Ashish Kirtania (@akirtania) June 3, 2019
— Rahul (@rahu1c) June 3, 2019
The order came from Justice Rajiv Sharma from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, stating: "The entire animal kingdom, including avian and aquatic, are declared legal entities having a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person."
"All citizens throughout Haryana are hereby declared persons in loco parentis (responsible for a child in parents' absence) as the human face for the welfare/protection of animals."