|| Anonymous: The on the other side theory doesn't explain it because nets are see-through. They can see other dolphins on the other side, etc. It's a fine example of how even though people like to exaggerate how smart they are and call them non-humans, they are really still just animals, and there are many differences.||
Yeah, it was just something I’d heard but I agree that it does have some holes in it. The only thing I can think of would be the stress of capture makes them panic and “not think straight”?
Also, you are welcome to your opinions on non-human persons, but even though we may perceive them as not being very intelligent, considering the problem to the nets seems so obvious to us, it’s not really a case of intelligence. Yes, that comes into play when determining non-human persons status, but it’s not the only factor. Others include, self-awareness, problem-solving abilities, empathy (which dolphins have demonstrated), the capacity for emotional expression, and so forth.
Dolphins are able to meet all the basic requirements for this status, so why should it not be granted?