Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too.
Imagine: pet ownership made a formal legal guardianship complete with enforceable fiduciary duties — that is, if we can have pets at all.
This is pathetic, and this is what is supposed to lay waste and supersede human intelligence?
This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.
The issue is known as “animal standing,” and activists want to let beasts sue in court to “break the species barrier.”