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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Enlightened News: In Ecuador, Nature Has Its Own Rights!


Nature, where life is reproduced and exists, has the right to exist, persist, maintain, and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions, and its processes in evolution. Every person, people, community, or nationality will be able to demand the recognition of rights for nature before the public bodies. --Quote From Constitution of Ecuador

Now Nature Has Its Own Rights, in Ecuador!

There was a time when people were considered property and this idea is quickly being antiquated. But now, Ecuador has taken a revolutionary step -- by codifying it in its Constitution -- of granting rights to Nature! Ecuador's constitution grants nature the right to "integral restoration" and says that the state "will promote respect toward all the elements that form an ecosystem" and that the state "will apply precaution and restriction measures in all the activities that can lead to the extinction of species, the destruction of the ecosystems, or the permanent alteration of the natural cycles." Read more here:

In the new earth, nature will be treated just as we would treat our mother who nurtured us into functional human beings...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this is true! How profound, how revolutionary, this is one of the most forward thinking steps ever taken (in my opinion). We in the modernized / advanced / western world open our eyes and take notice.....

If every one of us does something small to help our planet, how can the earth do anything BUT heal.

There is a lot more to life than the new car, the new TV, fast food.

Maybe its time to start thinking about coming up with a new term for third world.


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