It is against the law to steal from or hurt other people, and it is against the law to kill another person.  However, it is not currently against the law to wilfully harm the environment for human gain.

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How can you help?

There are many ways that you can help.  You can help by talking to others about the idea of a law against ecocide and how it could help prevent or limit further destruction of the environment.  You could tell them that this simple law could change the rights of nature forever and give our natural world the protection it needs.  

You can also help by thinking carefully about the products that you buy. One of the reasons that companies exist is because we buy or use their products.  But it is very hard to know what we are buying, where it comes from, and how it is produced.  Food, for example, contains ingredients from all over the world. Some may be sustainably sourced, others such as palm oil may be contributing to deforestation (palm oil can be found in everything from shampoo and pizza to cat food!) We are consumers and we trust companies to have our best interests at heart, but what about the environment's interests?  To find out more about how you can help protect the environment visit our factsheet ‘Environment'.

Visit the website below to find out more about ecocide.

Stop Ecocide

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