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‘Ludicrous’: Calls for plants to be given legal rights

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Researches at the University of Sydney have conducted a study into allowing flora and fauna the same legal rights as humans.

The taxpayer-funded research, Multispecies justice, will explore granting plants and animals ‘moral, legal and political status’.

Director of Western Civilisation Foundation at the Institute of Public Affairs Dr Bella d’Abrera tells Ben Fordham it’s “ludicrous.”

“This is just a failed attempt by academics at Sydney University to pass the research on as something useful.

“Because there’s a general perception among the public that research that comes out of humanities is just nonsense.

“The fact that they’re spending our money, taxpayers money on this kind of research, it’s public money and I think the public deserves value for money.”

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