Rights Of The Earth: We Need A New Legal Framework Which Recognizes The Rights Of All Living Beings

In the short essay, ‘Rights Of The Earth: We Need A New Legal Framework Which Recognizes The Rights Of All Living Beings’ [ewl, 227-229] (the sub-title is almost as long as the essay is short), author and geologian Thomas Berry calls for a reconsideration of ‘our present legal system in its deepest foundations … [which] cannot protect the natural world.’ This short essay bears reading word-for-word. You can also watch this video and get a sense of what he’s on about, especially at 6:25 where he starts talking about rights

By the way, just to prove the anthropocentric argument, David Suzuki points out that ‘Quebec and Canada keep deadly asbestos industry alive‘.

 

 

 

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