A “manifesto” in the science journal Human Evolution declares that chimpanzees and bonobos should be considered legal “persons” with legally enforceable “rights.”
If “nature rights” laws become widespread, there will be plenty of money to pay lawyers to sue developers and resource-using enterprises into the dirt.
The carveout’s purpose is to pave the way to legalize assisted suicide in the state, perhaps even active euthanasia.
Environmentalism is growing increasingly anti-capitalist and anti-human.
Genetic engineering could unleash a deadly pandemic or lead to a “new eugenics” with very sharp teeth.