The Fight to Turn Lake Erie Into a Person | The Daily Show

  • Published on:  7/19/2019
  • Michael Kosta heads to Toledo, Ohio, to find out how conservationists are trying to preserve Lake Erie by granting it rights.Subscribe to The Daily Show: Follow The Daily Show:Twitter: full episodes of The Daily Show for free: Comedy Central:Twitter: The Daily Show:Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.


  • Chas O.T.E
    Chas O.T.E 1 months ago+256

    I went in here thinking I'd be laughing at how stupid it would be. But the reason why they're doing it makes sense. The fact that they have to go through such absurd means to protect Lake Erie says volumes about how bad the EPA is at their job...

  • Tshwane Mashaba
    Tshwane Mashaba 1 months ago+601

    "BP, I knew it. Black People"
    Michael stop😂

  • Stephanie Baker
    Stephanie Baker 1 months ago+231

    haven’t... native americans... been treating the natural world like this... for thousands of years?

  • Professor Histoire
    Professor Histoire 1 months ago+402

    This is actually very sensible. Making the lake a person means that you can't technically harm it anymore. Wow.

  • ashura izumi
    ashura izumi 1 months ago+358

    Why not they gave multimillion-dollar corporations the right to be people cuz they paid off the politicians.Nature keeps us alive and feeds us all it has more of a right to be a person then a Corporation.

  • Star Cherry
    Star Cherry 1 months ago+374

    This is sad.
    Laws to protect nature’s right to life should’ve been passed a long time ago

  • Shin
    Shin 1 months ago+60

    I don't give a damn how it's done, as long as nature is protected.
    If giving a lake the rights of a person is the way to go, lets give the entire planet those rights.

  • Julie Harden
    Julie Harden 1 months ago+62

    I live on Lake Erie (20 mins east of Cleveland), and when I saw this title, I thought "omg, what nonsense is this". But after watching - this is an excellent idea. The Lake dominates our weather, our drinking water, our way of life. We should be treating it like the precious resource it is.

  • lee devlin
    lee devlin 1 months ago+159

    Ok for all that size, the lake still gets only ONE vote!

  • Scaitan
    Scaitan 1 months ago+77

    You should make the Lake a Canadian citizen. You know, since it already has a health issue. They have him covered at least.

  • Daxaaar The Bot
    Daxaaar The Bot 1 months ago+154

    Jump into the lake. 5 minutes later.... "Did you get consent" - Someone.

  • Pinguino del Rio
    Pinguino del Rio 1 months ago+44

    “ places as exotic as New Zealand, Ecuador, and Pennsylvania.”

  • Maria Martinez
    Maria Martinez 1 months ago+100

    The government doesn't seem to care about our life giving water. Guess it's up to the people!

  • Robert Feight
    Robert Feight 1 months ago+63

    Someone should have told him before he got married: Lake Erie gets around.

  • C T
    C T 1 months ago+16

    If corporations can be people, why can't lakes?

  • Jennifer Trippeer
    Jennifer Trippeer 1 months ago+47

    Thank you for bringing the Rights of Nature to the public!

  • Deirdre TeW
    Deirdre TeW 1 months ago+32

    They did it for a river & a national park forest in New Zealand, and even trying for a mountain. So good luck Lake Erie!

  • RustyTube
    RustyTube 1 months ago+18

    I’ve been boycotting BP ever since they destroyed the Gulf.

  • Thomas Ridley
    Thomas Ridley 1 months ago+22

    Great move. Too many people depend on the lake for their survival to let greed kill it.

  • morningmayan
    morningmayan 1 months ago+52

    India gave dolphins personage.