Skip to comments.UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans (Bug, Animal & Plant Rights)
Posted on 04/12/2011 11:35:54 AM PDT by Red Badger
Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened.
The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.
That document speaks of the country's natural resources as "blessings," and grants the Earth a series of specific rights that include rights to life, water and clean air; the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities; and the right to be free from pollution.
It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature's complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.
"If you want to have balance, and you think that the only (entities) who have rights are humans or companies, then how can you reach balance?" Pablo Salon, Bolivia's ambassador to the UN, told Postmedia News. "But if you recognize that nature too has rights, and (if you provide) legal forms to protect and preserve those rights, then you can achieve balance."
The application of the law appears destined to pose new challenges for companies operating in the country, which is rich in natural resources, including natural gas and lithium, but remains one of the poorest in Latin America.
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The initial response should be to tear down the UN buildings around the world since they have destroyed mother earth.
More rights than the LIBERALS give a human FETUS! (shaking head)!!
Bolivia, with their open pit mining wants rights for Mother Earth?
What about bacterial rights?
Listerine == Zyklon B
What about virus rights?.......AIDs...........
It's not about elevating invertebrates to the level of human beings.
It's about lowering the status of human beings to the level of invertebrates.
That way, there is nothing immoral about the final solution to the inconvenient human being problem.
This is just global cap and trade and carbon credits dressed up in paganistic clothing.
We, the United Nations, have deemed that there are too many people on the is planet to maintain its health.
Therefore you are to report to the nearest human decontamination center as soon as possible.
Failure to do so will result in your forfeiture of all possible rights under the Mother Earth Treaty of 2012.
Have a nice day..............
Well, I’d be in favor of giving everyone remotely connected to the UN the same rights that bugs currently enjoy....
(and then, decriminalize DDT...)
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator
We need some more acronyms here.
Brushing your teeth is Murder!
Showering is Genocide!
All those bacteria are killed. How can we let this continue?
You may argue that they are just single-celled critters, which only makes you a Sizeist, worse than a Racist.
Anyone who lives in Bolivia deserves a UN granted right to have equal statutory standing as any ground slug or gnat or hunk of moss.
Just what the heck are we supposed to eat?
Is this how Obama is going to put doctors out of business?
Trees and plants have a right to be free from carbon dioxide pollution!!!!
Does that include a baby or a fetus as the left calls the little child?