Speciesism

Speciesism Defining speciesism as a failure in attitude or practice to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect this brilliant work critiques speciesism both outside and within the animal rig

  • Title: Speciesism
  • Author: Joan Dunayer
  • ISBN: 9780970647566
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Defining speciesism as a failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect, this brilliant work critiques speciesism both outside and within the animal rights movement The author demonstrates that much of the moral philosophy, legal theory, and animal advocacy aimed at advancing nonhuman emancipation actually perpetuate speciDefining speciesism as a failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect, this brilliant work critiques speciesism both outside and within the animal rights movement The author demonstrates that much of the moral philosophy, legal theory, and animal advocacy aimed at advancing nonhuman emancipation actually perpetuate speciesism Speciesism examines philosophy, law, and activism in terms of three categories old speciesism, new speciesism, and species equality.Old speciesists limit rights to humans Speciesism refutes their standard arguments against nonhuman rights Current law is old speciesist legally, nonhumans have no rights Dunayer shows that animal laws such as the Humane Slaughter Act afford nonhumans no meaningful protection She also explains why welfarist campaigns are old speciesist Instead of opposing the abuse or killing of nonhuman beings, such campaigns seek only to make abuse or killing less cruel they propose alternative ways of violating nonhumans moral rights 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.New speciesists espouse rights for only some nonhumans, those whose minds seem most like those of humans In addition to devaluing most animals, new speciesists give greater moral consideration and stronger basic rights to humans than they do to any nonhumans They see animalkind as a hierarchy, with humans at the top Dunayer explains why she categorizes such theorists as Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Steven Wise as new speciesists.Nonspeciesists advocaterights for every sentient being Speciesism makes the case that every creature with a nervous system should be regarded as sentient The book provides compelling evidence of consciousness in animals often dismissed as insentient such as fishes, insects, spiders, and snails Dunayer argues that every sentient being should possess basic legal rights, including rights to life and liberty Radically egalitarian, Speciesism envisions nonspeciesist thought, law, and action.

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    1. 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 species alone). It is, overall, an excellent book and one that makes a lot of sound points on human (mis)treatment of nonhumans. She uses the writing of other animal rights/abolitionists like Gary Francione as a starting point, and from there shows us where speciesist attitude, even among animal ac [...]

    2. 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. Result of that kind of promotion of veganism can only be a raised hostility towards the whole movement from the outside. 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 it. In any other case, this book would probably do more harm than good to the whole movement. It's au [...]

    3. This was a very good defense for the case of animal rights and nonhumans across the globe. Dunayer defends her stances well, although the book felt very much like a college textbook. I think this is a must read for anyone in order to open their eyes and truly see the beings they share the planet with. Vegans and animal advocates would also benefit from reading this book if for nothing less than to tweak their arguments that often entail following someone finding out you are such a person. Also, [...]

    4. 2010 Apr 11: Yay, my second read. Such a good book, especially the last section "Animal Equality".2009 July 31: oh my, I just loved this book I can't wait to read it again.

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