Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
Most media with which I interact on this issue assume that advocating personhood for nature must be a fringe meme.
Favored by the animal-rights movement, the idea is misanthropic, and I would say, implicitly racist.
I know Judge Bea, who wrote this decision — and he’s no left-wing radical. So, I think the court is sending a warning.
What could go wrong? First, if this bill were to be passed, it would be declared unconstitutional by the courts.