New Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

How is environmental ethics a secular matter?

In secular terms, animals and other natural entities do not have legal standing in human courts, unless there is human advocacy for them. Endangered species and anti-cruelty laws are instances of such advocacy. Other critics of environmentalism and animal rights point out that 99.9 percent of all species that have ever existed are now extinct and that human predation on nature is just as natural as animal predation.


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