The Bolivian government should be praised by the world for proposing the ground-breaking new law that would grant all of nature equal rights to those of the human race and stop the pillaging and polluting.
Earlier this year, Bolivia passed its own la Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra, or "Law of Mother Earth. Mother Earth," restructuring of the Bolivian legal system following a change of constitution in 2009.
"It's amazing to see a nation come together to make this happen, but wouldn't be even more amazing if all nations did the same as we are one people on one planet." Eco Hustler on the passing of Bolivia's Law of Mother Earth
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 Guardian reports that the law has been heavily influenced by a resurgent indigenous Andean spiritual world view which places the environment and the earth deity known as the Pachamama at the centre of all life. Humans are considered equal to all other entities.
Bolivia is now seeking to bring these amazing principles worldwide with a United Nations treaty. The treaty, in draft at this time, would give Mother Earth the same rights as humans, including rights to life, water and clean air, the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities, and the right to be free from pollution (SlashGear).