the world is becoming more weird every day . . .
New Zealand’s third largest river has just been granted the same legal rights as a human being.
“The approach of granting legal personality to a river is unique […][It] will have its own legal identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person,”
The guardian wrote:
New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being
After 140 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity
The Economist wrote:
New Zealand declares a river a person