Now former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, a very influential voice on the left, has endorsed the extreme ideological agenda.
Apparently orcas are threatened in an area of Canadian waters. The government has suggested voluntary sanctuaries.
Even James Lovelock, who created Gaia Theory, now worries that environmentalism has become a religion.
Note that “peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants” is a very broad term that is not limited to human beings. Rather, it includes everything from grass, fish, and insects, to mice, snakes, and people.
If nature has rights, that means everything does, which devalues “rights” just as a wild inflation deflates the worth of currency.