Speciesism has 54 ratings and 4 reviews. Wendy said: This is a take-no- prisoners look at human treatment of nonhumans and how such behavior is enabled th. Joan Dunayer is a writer, editor, and animal rights advocate. She is the author of two books, Animal Equality () and Speciesism (). Dunayer graduated. Joan Dunayer is an American writer, editor, and animal rights advocate. “Sexist Words, Speciesist Roots”, in Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical.

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Dunayer goes on to argue that killing or depriving any human or non-human animal of well-being except in emergencies is immoral because, as sentient beings, harming them causes them to suffer and killing them deprives them of future sense experiences. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that Dunayer grounds jian questionable definition of speciesism by arguing that it is not immoral to kill or otherwise harm human animals for the reason that they possess abstract reason, language and so on–and this is so because it is immoral and illegal to kill or otherwise harm humans who lack those qualities.

Result of that kind of promotion of veganism can only be a raised hostility towards the whole movement from the outside.

Following the criteria is not an absolute, objective guarantee that a change will be joab, but only constitutes a useful negative test or imprecise guide, and the rights activist must further contemplate and examine whether the primary goal of incrementally abolishing the property status of non-human animals is actually being served.

See generally Gary L. Speciesism makes the case that every creature with a nervous system should be regarded as sentient. They see animalkind as a hierarchy, with humans at the top. Speciesism refutes their standard arguments against nonhuman rights.

That is, it is logically equivalent to the claim that killing or otherwise harming human animals who may or may not possess abstract reason and dunaywr on is immoral because it is immoral to kill or otherwise harm non-human animals who do not possess abstract reason and so on. A proposal that we abolish the egg industry altogether as a violation of the basic right of animals not to be used as our resources is an animal rights position.


In this context, the fences do not constitute alternative confinement systems: Such a good book, especially the last section “Animal Equality”. In other languages Add links.

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer

Dunayersupra note 6, at The book provides compelling evidence of consciousness in animals often dismissed as insentient — such as fishes, insects, spiders, and snails. The battery hens will in all likelihood be placed in an alternative form of confinement.

Ivan Rubil rated it really liked it Feb 11, This would still constitute wrongful exploitation, specieism Francione explicitly states this. As such, I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone except experienced vegans who, I think, are the only ones that could learn something from joah. In most cases, the property owners will be more than pleased to identify such regulations through their opposition to the proposals. Books by Joan Dunayer. Mark Gold – – J. Jen rated it really liked it Jul 10, Similarly, after human slavery was dunayeg in the United States, the fact that some slaves had been maimed and mutilated entailed that their rights could never be fully respected.

For example, if one advocates that certain human prisoners, but no non-human prisoners, be the unconsenting subjects of vivisection due to the mere fact that they are human or because human animals as a general class oppress non-human animalsthen one has failed to respect and accord equal moral consideration of interests to those humans due to a morally irrelevant quality their species.

But in the absence of such support for alternative forms of exploitation.


Two-thirds of Americans polled by the Associated Press agree with the following statement: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Do yourself a favour and read Melanie Joy instead. Paperbackpages. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Two of the men killed and ate a third man against his protests. She assumes that Christianity equals ignorance and that atheism automatically means an openness to non-speciesism. Speciesism examines philosophy, law, and activism in terms of three categories: No eBook available Amazon.


Is Speciesism Opposed to Liberationism? Eric rated it liked it Jul 26, New-speciesists espouse rights for only some nonhumans, those whose minds seem most like those of humans.

Speciesism in Applied Ethics.

To understand why Francione draws these conclusions, it is necessary to examine his analysis. Since modern chickens who are exploited in battery cages have been artificially genetically selected for centuries, if they were returned to the jungle they would probably not survive. In both examples above, the prohibitions recognize interests that would be recognized were the animals not property at all.

I would like dunzyer think that I would have the moral courage not to murder someone if faced with starvation. Dunayer defends her stances well, although the book felt very much like a college textbook.

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sunayer Moral Theory and Practice. In addition to devaluing most animals, new-speciesists give greater moral consideration and stronger basic rights to humans than they do to any nonhumans.

There is a profound disparity between what we [the public] say we believe about animals, and how we actually treat them. She lives in the Washington, D. They ensure for example that hens receive, as a first step among many, the space that is adequate to completely respect their interest in freedom of movement–that is, the territory arrangement that would exist in the environment if human animals never took any eggs or otherwise exploited them.

In my view, this course does not teach genuine animal rights law. This book was written in a noble intent, but presentation of author’s ideas is poor and without any sense of tact or strategy whatsoever. Sapontzis, Tom Regan and others, her main source is Francione.