Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too.
Do you see the potential for tremendous mischief and severe harm to human thriving that the nature-rights movement intends?
Our political policy makers (the President, Congress and the Senate, governors, etc.) should make their calculus transparent.
This trend is beneficial. But more needs to be done.
If he could speak to us now, Johnson might remark that his 2019 obituary shows how times have changed — and not necessarily for the better.