“Nature rights” and “animal rights” activists will keep trying. And there is no denying they are making incremental inroads.
Our colleague Daniel Reeves, a VW fan, points out Volkswagen’s ID series. Yep, it stands for “intelligent design.”
What do we learn from this case? In today’s science world it is no longer sufficient to objectively describe some nicely preserved ancient fossils.
This proposed law largely echoes the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment on free speech (including on religious matters).
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.