Designed features can hide in plain sight. A closer look can sometimes reveal the intentional acts of a mind.
Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too.
There is nothing in the word “gift” that entails its having been given identically to all persons at all times. That’s not hard, actually.
If “nature rights” laws become widespread, there will be plenty of money to pay lawyers to sue developers and resource-using enterprises into the dirt.
Now former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, a very influential voice on the left, has endorsed the extreme ideological agenda.