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"What is track record of community-rights ordinances sought by some in Conestoga and Martic townships?" at: What is track record of community-rights ordinances sought by some in Conestoga and Martic townships? - LancasterOnline: Local News
1. If what CELDF means by "community rights" necessarily includes nonhuman nature and animals, then it cannot attach its name to an event that violates the rights of nonhuman animals (especially factory farm animals whose lives have been nothing but misery). That includes chickens.
2. If what CELDF means by "community rights" is negotiable around nonhuman animals, it's negotiable around human animals. Hence nothing prevents a community from writing a charter that converts women to sex slaves or any other group of people into subservients.
3. If CELDF's response here is that ALL charters must recognize at least people equally, fine--but then it must remove its references to rights of nature.
4. If CELDF removed the references to rights of nature, any and all cases against factory farms, and gas company activity including pipelines is seriously weakened since a crucial part of the fight against the latter industry was premised on environmental considerations.