I have written here several times about the attempt by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NHRP) to “break the species barrier.”
Think cattle herds suing ranchers or lab animals suing universities — not to improve care but to liberate from all human use.
“Animal standing” is really a Trojan horse to allow animal rights extremists to seek court rulings enforcing their own ideology.
If nature has rights, that means everything does, which devalues “rights” just as a wild inflation deflates the worth of currency.
Wesley Smith commented earlier on the struggle, via litigation by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP), to grant human-like “rights” to an elephant in the Bronx Zoo.