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.”
Before you are tempted to laugh, realize that the environmental movement is becoming increasingly anti-human and the “nature rights” movement is growing.