Colombia declared animals as sentient beings not personal property

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    This actually happened last week. Colombia’s Senate unanimously approved a bill that changes the way animals are defined under the law. Which means that, from now on, animals must be considered sentient beings, not personal property as they had been treated before.

    Source: http://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/new-law-tackles-animal-abuse-in-colombia/11176

    Would other countries follow Colombia's example?
     
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