Shining World Leadership Award for Justice Recipient: Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori, Part 2 of 2


In part 1 of our two-part series, we learned about the Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori from Argentina, whose noble and tireless efforts culminated with a legal ruling that orangutans be considered as “non-human” persons. Today, we continue with her story of compassion and love towards Sandra, the first orangutan with a right to be respected as a “non-human” sentient being.

Judge Liberatori’s experience when meeting Sandra for the first time was one of heartfelt emotion that will surely give others the inspiration to do more for the protection of our non-human companions. Elena shared with us her encounter with Sandra and also, some obstacles she had to overcome, as a judge, when helping the adorable orangutan.

Supreme Master Ching Hai was so deeply touched by the noble act of Elena Liberatori and gratefully presented her with the Shining World Leadership Award for Justice, “with high esteem, praises and gratitude in God’s mercy. Also, to the Center for Great Apes, a humble contribution of US$15,000 in support of their caring work.” Judge Liberatori graciously accepted the crystalline award plaque, as well as Master’s publications and DVDs and a letter of appreciation from our Cherished Supreme Master Ching Hai.

“Your Honor, It is with great admiration and gratitude that we present to you the ‘Shining World Leadership Award for Justice’ for recognizing the divine intelligence of animals and granting them legal rights. Your pioneering judgement helps to blaze a path of compassion through legal circles providing unbiased, scientifically based factual information about their sentience. Your boundless love and understanding heralds a new era of empathy for our co-inhabitants. We pray all courts quickly follow your exemplary, noble decision ensuring a vegan-world where all beings live in harmony and peace. May all involved in the just recognition and preservation of our animal friends, be forever protected by the Providence. With Great Honor, Love and Blessings in God’s Grace Supreme Master Ching Hai”

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