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Re: E-M:/ FW: When does a tree have rights?



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Enviro-Mich message from Gary Stock <gstock@net-link.net>
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RJ:

The concept has merit in most societies -- thus American law refutes it.

>From October, 2004:  even the Endangered Species Act grants no standing.

   http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1224406.htm

   The world's whales, porpoises and dolphins have no standing to
   sue President George W Bush over the US Navy's use of sonar 
   equipment that harms marine mammals, a federal appeals court has ruled.

   The ruling was made by a three-judge panel of the US 9th Circuit 
   Court of Appeals in San Francisco, widely considered one of the most
   liberal and activist in the country.

   It said it saw no reason why animals should not be allowed to sue
   but said they had not been granted that right...


I'll offer to pay legal costs for box turtles seeking similar standing!

GS 


Rita Jack wrote:

> When does a tree have rights?
>
> http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotian/551378.html 

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