Monday, September 16, 2013

Plants' & Animals' Civil Rights - Antihumanism

Environmentalists lay claim to the next civil rights movement . . .

We've seen movements for
gay rights, pedophile rights, zoophile rights, Muslim rights and more, but now it's people fighting for those who can't fight for their own rights: plants and animals.
. . . antihumanism — the belief that people are the problem. As the Club of Rome summarized it in 1974: “The World Has Cancer, and the Cancer Is Man.”
For background, read Swiss Government 'Plant Rights' along with Animal Rights and also read American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets as well as White House Favors Lower Birth Rate and 'Green Abortions'

-- From "Natural wonder" posted at Denver Westword News 9/12/13

On Wednesday, September 18, the [Boulder County] planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and ponder whether to include a statement in the comprehensive plan declaring that "Boulder County acknowledges the rights of all naturally occurring ecosystems and their native species populations to exist and flourish."

Whether or not it's approved, the proposed language signals that the Rights of Nature movement has landed in Colorado, complete with website and Facebook page. It's essentially a push by a wide array of environmental activists and thinkers to grant a kind of legal standing to native species; if corporations that promote fracking and other forms of environmental degradation can be granted personhood in the political arena, why can't entire ecosystems have rights, too?

Since 2008, laws that specifically acknowledge such rights have been passed in countries such as Bolivia and Ecuador and more than three dozen U.S. towns and cities. The locals pushing for a similar measure in Boulder include the president of the county's Audubon Society; an attorney whose bio lists "life-long experience in the study of consciousness, nature and the law"; an "ecopsychologist and poet"; and Priscilla Stuckey, author of Kissed by a Fox: And Other Studies of Friendship in Nature.

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From "For those who want to be together forever, NY says pet cemeteries can bury ashes of humans" by The Associated Press 9/14/13

New regulations will allow New York animal lovers to spend eternity with their pets.

The cemeteries can bury pet owners’ ashes as long as they don’t charge a fee for it and don’t advertise human burial services.

Ed Martin, owner of the 117-year-old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester County, says he gets five or six requests a year from humans who want to have their ashes buried with their pets.

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From "Examining the Cult of Antihumanism" book review by Connie Marshner, National Catholic Register 8/31/13

Robert Zubrin’s book examines the philosophy that underlies one side of the struggle to value human life and dignity.

The first half examines the intellectual origins of antihumanism. The second half examines how the idea underlies current environmentalist policies and documents the compulsory worldwide population control that has been the foundation of U.S. foreign-aid policy since 1965.

Zubrin documents how eugenics is linked to environmentalism. In 1913, the neo-pagan tract Man and Earth, which became the bible of the continental back-to-nature youth movement, “laid out in full the conservationist case against humanity, technological progress, industrial development and advanced agriculture that has played a central role in the environmental movement ever since.”

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