“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.
Why the alarm? Remember, it only takes one judge.
Says Jonah Goldberg, “One cheer (and maybe two) for non-human personhood.”