“Nature rights” and “animal rights” activists will keep trying. And there is no denying they are making incremental inroads.
Nature-rights laws generally allow anyone who believes that nature’s “rights” are being violated to sue to prevent the violation and to seek redress.
Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too.
When we give up human exceptionalism, we go a bit mad and soon are eating our own tails.
Glacial meltwater performs unexpected and surprising roles that benefit life on earth.