The High Court yesterday granted an interim order placing 9 wild birds, including vultures and a Batteleur Eagle, currently held in captivity at Rare and Endangered Species Trust, into the care of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation until such time as the High Court pronounces itself on the dispute on 09 March 2023. The dispute reportedly stems divergent values. N/a’an ku sê says it is of the view that animals have rights emanating from their being deserved of legal protection while the Minister of Environment, in an affidavit says that he denies “that animals have rights emanating from their being”, explaining that “neither the Constitution, nor Ordinance or the Animals Protection Act afford protection to animals on the basis of rights emanating from them…” and that according to him “…injured or crippled birds serve no education or conservation value…”.