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Giving legal rights to nature, animals would help protect the environment, says UBC legal expert – British Columbia – CBC News

Giving animals, rivers and natural place rights might seem like a radical step, but a new book argues that’s exactly the kind of powerful transformative idea the environmental movement needs.

David Boyd, an environmental lawyer and professor at the University of British Columbia, says planet earth is at a crossroads.

“Human beings are causing the sixth mass extinction in the four and a half billion year history of the earth…. The population has grown from three billion to over seven and a half billion. The global economy has grown by 2,000 per cent while average wildlife populations have fallen by about 60 per cent,” he said.

Source: Giving legal rights to nature, animals would help protect the environment, says UBC legal expert – British Columbia – CBC News

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