If nature has rights, that means everything does, which devalues “rights” just as a wild inflation deflates the worth of currency.
There is increasing wind in the sails of everything-deserves-rights advocacy.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
“Animal standing” would open the courts to lawsuits brought by animals.
Why the alarm? Remember, it only takes one judge.