Ferae igitur bestiae, et volucres, et omnia animalia quae mari, coelo et terra nascuntur, simul atque ab aliquo capta fuerint, jure gentium statim illius esse incipiunt. Quod enim nullius est, id naturali ratione occupanti concediture.
Latin. Hence, wild animals and birds, and all animals which spring from the sea, the air and the earth as soon as they have been taken by anyone by the law of nations forthwith become his. For what belongs to no one by natural reason is given to the one taking it.