The Declaration of Human Rights demands the right to participate in the cultural life of the community. Our children’s cultural life participation is only truly granted if non-human plants and animals are included as an integral part of that living community. Essentially-universal “standards of living” among civil societies hold that a human child has the right to adequate nutrients in their diet; to enough clean drinking water to maintain their bodies for health and for growth; to clean air to breathe; to sufficient shelter to protect …

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