19 Apr '11, 3am

Bolivian Law Grants Nature Equal Rights With Humans

Bolivian Law Grants Nature Equal Rights With Humans

Here at Care2, we are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To extend the celebrations, we are calling this Earth Week, and you'll find more blogs in honor of Mother Earth every day this week. Enjoy! The Bolivian government has proposed a ground-breaking new law that would grant all of nature equal rights to those of the human race . Earlier this year, Bolivia passed its own la Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra , or "Law of Mother Earth ," as part of a complete restructuring of the Bolivian legal system following a change of constitution in 2009. The Law of Mother Earth is the world's first piece of legislation to grant the planet absolute protection against those who would seek to exploit or destroy its resources or ecosystems. The new law establishes 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and proc...

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