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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The following, however, gives one pause.

Returning to her rejection of a prohibition against battery cages, Dunayer argues that this prohibition fails to address the underlying cause of hens being subject to cruelty; namely, the exploitation itself. The test [for respecting a non-institutional interest] is simple to apply because, at least in theory, [58] it requires merely that we identify what costs are imposed by the regulation on property ownership and whether those costs will significantly [ [59] ] exceed any benefit that animal property owners derive.

Dunayer argues that every sentient being should possess basic legal rights, including rights to life and liberty.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This is a take-no-prisoners look at human treatment of nonhumans and how such behavior is enabled through the mentality of speciesism affording unequal treatment and consideration to another based on joa alone. Humans would not touch or disturb the birds, save for stealing their eggs from their nests when the birds were away.

Yay, my second read. As such, following them in any given campaign to impose a legal restriction on non-human animal exploiters will not result in the complete abolition of non-human speciwsism exploitation. Dennis rated it it was ok Apr 30, Luthien Michaelis rated it liked it Mar 16, 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.


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Admittedly, this issue is not clear-cut. Find it on Scholar. Although I hope that my criteria are useful, they are secondary to the need for an incremental eradication of the property status that causes the pain and suffering in the first instance. Thus, after the abolition of human slavery, the ideal of fully respecting the rights of former slaves as much as genuinely unchangeable [80] circumstances allowed for was pursued. If I were in such an extreme emergency situation and decided to kill another sentient being, human or non-human, in order to save myself, I would be intensely aware at the time that what I was doing was fundamentally immoral, and that it would be entirely justified if I were convicted of murder afterwards.


They see animalkind as a hierarchy, with humans at the top. Activist stubs American activists American non-fiction authors Animal rights activists Living people Veganism activists. The book provides compelling evidence of consciousness in animals often dismissed as insentient — such as fishes, insects, spiders, and snails. On the other hand, our actual treatment of animals stands in stark contrast to our proclamations about our regard for their moral status.

This has not been my experience among both some, and, admittedly small in number Christians and atheists again, it is a very small number of athiests I’ve met who are not already activists who would accept the arguments against speciesism she puts forth. Aug 14, Wendy rated it really liked it. Account Options Sign in. I would like to think that I would have the moral courage not to murder someone if faced with starvation.

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Duke University Press,p. By what measure is the [equal] comparative value of lives to be measured? Speciesism Joan Dunayer Ryce Pub.


To a rights advocate, the whole idea of attempting to calculate which causes more suffering –torturing and killing fewer chickens over a longer period of time [with forced molting] or torturing and killing more chickens over a shorter period [without forced molting]–is morally objectionable.

If the exploitation of non-human animals is to be completely abolished, those who bring about this result will have necessary been informed by a consistent, well-supported theoretical framework. Francione notes that replacing battery cages with coops that afford more movement does satisfy the second criterion, but he also argues that the first two criteria specieesism insufficient to respect rights on their own. Jonathan dunyer it it was ok May 13, If one fails to treat a human animal with dunauer moral consideration of interests and respect because that human animal lacks traits that are prevalently associated with non-human animals or possesses traits that are prevalently associated with human animals one has committed a speciesist act.

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines, journals, college textbooks, and anthologies. Either way, their moral rights are completely violated.

Such a good book, especially the last section “Animal Equality”. Many organizations that consider themselves animal rights advocates engage in old-speciesist campaigns, which reinforce the property status of nonhumans rather than promoting their emancipation.

To do either would involve the rights advocate in sacrificing the basic right of animals not to be property in order to secure a less-than-basic protoright that. There is a sense of urgency here, and no apologies for people who focus activism on nonhumans. The property owner may, of course, try to pass such costs along to consumers.

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