Saturday, March 18, 2017

Going beyond - Rivers as a persons

     A couple of days ago, I posted about an attorney in New York who was trying to have two chimpanzees recognized as persons.

     I cannot believe it, but this is even more out there.  A few days ago a river, the Whanganui, in New Zealand was granted the same legal rights as a human being and two people were appointed as its guardians (The Guardian cite).

And, it turns out, that New Zealand isn't in the country to have granted legal personhood status to a river this week. India did it to two of its rivers last week, the Ganges and Yamuna (The Guardian cite).

- Henry Park

Updated on 3/25 to add last paragraph, and name of the river in New Zealand.

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