“Nature rights” and “animal rights” activists will keep trying. And there is no denying they are making incremental inroads.
Back in the ’90s, the assisted-suicide movement tried to convince the Supreme Court to impose a Roe–style decision for their cause.
Earlier this month, just in time for the release of Robert J. Marks’s book Non-Computable You, the story broke.
Nature-rights laws generally allow anyone who believes that nature’s “rights” are being violated to sue to prevent the violation and to seek redress.
Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too.