All animals, and all kinds of life, deserve the right to live and live. But in saying that, species, even us, can depend on others as food. The below is readable considering this.
In order for the human species to live in harmony with other species, and as the endangered species of this planet, we will inevitably and eventually develop an internationally recognized right to a sensitive and non-sensitive life. First such a charter would be adopted country after country. But in the end all nations will accept it.
This charter would have for some species the same rights that humans give to each other. Some countries on Earth already have laws based on such rights. Most countries have at least anti-cruelty laws. But the laws that specifically enable all life to survive harmoniously, free from environmental terrorism, have not yet been drafted.
People who violate those laws that are yet to be introduced in the future will likely be treated accordingly, as we might expect. But right now such laws are culturally based and diverse. For example, elephant poachers in Africa may receive an extreme death sentence from environmental law enforcement. In contrast, international law is different. Such laws need to be simplified globally. And according to rational thinking it is foreseeable that such environmental laws might one day take into account the activities of chemical companies, arms manufacturers, environmental pollutants, hackers and much more. Such is predictable.
How far these laws go will depend on the severity of the situation, and how people act now. But it is already severe.
A future exists whereby hunters and certain individuals will be labeled as environmental terrorists. Their actions speak loudly about what they are doing. They are suitable for the label. But that label would really be decided by a representative panel of the United Nations or some other body. Many hunters might disagree, but a terrible act is not defined as done only on the human species. And the definition of mass murder should not be limited to people alone. The abnormal unholy destructive urge that hunters and some individuals show by killing other species will one day be recognized for what it really is.
And such a thought panel or body as above, which receives the command to save the environs of this planet, will also introduce retroactive laws. This is probably inevitable. We already have the example of retroactive laws for sexual predators.
The ungodly duty to destroy another life is an incentive that must be limited, no matter the age, sex, race or species of the victim. In most countries the unnatural act of cheating, sexual slavery and much more, is already against the law, regardless of species. Such is cruelty. Naming interspecies murder for what it is is simply an extension of existing thought and law.
Moreover, it can be seen that such retroactive laws could deprive those who have inherited riches done of harm to other species. It is doubtful that this will happen any time soon, but it will happen sometime.
If our world is so marred by past unlabeled environmental criminals, perhaps their heirs are accustomed to extracting the planet from the trap into which we slip.
For example, who will pay the $ 350 billion needed to clean the Pacific of plastic? The cost must be paid in part at least by those who benefited from the destruction of the ocean. It has to be the general public, but it also has to be the companies and their employees who have benefited from it. Surely, useful heirs will be included.
Probably in the future will pay the heirs of those who benefit from environmental destruction.
Now, what will happen here in the future is especially interesting. Will illegal terrorism laws allow law enforcement agencies to prosecute environmental criminals unchecked across international borders? Most likely those laws will be, someday. Some progressive countries already have cross-border laws that will be invoked. They can already do this, independently of other opposing nations. Others will follow suit.
And for those who oppose the above, after some research, they will no doubt be known for who they are.
All this could be forty years away, but it is certainly predictable. Environmental terrorism must be tackled.