And trees. And mosquitoes, I guess. From Canada.com:
Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans â€” 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” â€” to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.
I kept searching the page for some tag indicating that this was satire. I couldn’t find it. It’s real. Read the whole thing for a good laugh. Oh, and there’s this:
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.
From now on, when you see a sign that says “Keep Off the Grass,” you’d better heed the warning or else you risk facing U.N. soldiers.
Ministry of Mother Earth. Wasn’t that a Monty Python skit?
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