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 Bolivia grants nature same rights as humans
Bolivia grants nature same rights as humans
The Bolivian government -- under president Evo Morales -- will establish a ministry of mother earth and commit to give communities the authority to monitor and control the industries and businesses that are polluting the environment. picked by dollyllama 6 months ago
tags bolivia environment regulation pollution pachamama
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 elsuper
6 months ago
What terribly ambiguous word choice. What in the world does it even mean for nature to have equal rights to humans?

I don't know what kind of rights the Bolivian constitution guarantees for Bolivians, but almost none of the US bill of rights would make sense when applied to nature.

I'm not, in principle, against laws protecting the environment, but granting "rights" to a fictitious earth-spirit is a very bad way to go about it.
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