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Respecting the prize-winning dignity of plants, in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house perhaps demonstrated, better than has ever been demonstrated, a principle that is part of the legal system in Switzerland: the principle that plants have dignity. We strongly urge you to watch the performance.

CNN reports:

Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to 2,292 plants

It’s not uncommon for performances at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to be sold out, but musicians played to an unusual audience on Monday to mark Spain’s lifting of lockdown — as thousands of plants filled its seats….

A total of 2,292 plants were packed into the theater, while the string quartet performed Puccini’s “Crisantemi,” according to a statement from the [organizers].
Although humans were not present in the audience, spectators could watch the “Concierto para el bioceno” via livestream….

EuroNews presents this video report:

 

The Legal Principle that Plants Have Dignity

The 2008 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology (ECNH) and the citizens of Switzerland, for adopting the legal principle that plants have dignity.

The committee documented its research, in a study called “The Dignity of Living Beings With Regard to Plants. Moral Consideration of Plants for Their Own Sake

The Barcelona Concert

The concert in Barcelona is truly moving, whether you are a plant (and yes, plants do move, as demonstrated by Jagadish Chandra Bose) or an animal. Here is video of the full performance:

 

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