All life should be afforded rights.
Around 3 billion years ago a wondrous thing happened. The Earth had been cooling for a couple of billion years and conditions conspired to create something incredible. The first simple life-form was produced.
The chances of that happening are so slight that it is possible that out of all the planets circling the 400 billion stars in our own galaxy this is the only instance where life has spontaneously formed. It could be that we are the only life in any of the two trillion galaxies that we know of.
Life is something special.
From that one single cell of life the whole spectrum of life on this planet has evolved – from the simplest to the most complex.
What we have all around us comes from that first cell. We are all its children.
No plant or animal is more evolved than any other. We have all been around…
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