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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Eric rated it liked it Jul 26, 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 animal exploitation. See generally Gary L. In other speciezism Wikipedia. She lives in the Washington, D.

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You can help Wikiquote by expanding it. Two of the men killed and ate a third man against his protests. One indivisible interest of the hens is being completely respected justly at the expense of the owner losing her or his interests in profit and unfettered autonomy.

She suggests that African-Americans can be racist, and though some may disagree with me, what I’ve learned is that anyone can be prejudiced but that racism is oppression by the powerholders over people of other races and here it might be interesting to note that some cultures consider nonhumans as other races. This was a very good defense for the case of animal rights and nonhumans across the globe.

To understand why Francione draws these conclusions, it is necessary to examine his analysis. Activist stubs American activists American non-fiction authors Animal rights activists Living people Veganism activists. Dunayer states that Francione does not categorically reject pursuing a prohibition on dehorning cows who are used for their meat and a prohibition on footpad injections in rats who are used in vivisection whereas Dunayer does reject these prohibitions because they leave the non-human animals in situations of exploitation and their exploiters will achieve their goals by using other, perhaps worse, methods.


Since modern chickens have been artificially genetically selected for centuries, they are inherent slaves who have inborn traits that would frustrate their ability to survive and thrive in a non-exploitative context.


Lists with This Book. But this does not mean that the rights advocate is left without an incremental program of practical change. Resisting Speciesism and Expanding the Community of Equals. There would be no fences or any other system of confinement. Francione on the State of the U.

Also, those who advocate for improved welfare for animals in the animal agriculture, vivisection etc. Account Options Sign in.

Hunters kill approximately million animals in the United States annually. 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.

Admittedly, common sense regarding the widely held moral principles that Francione discusses may be specissism to philosophical scrutiny, but Francione readily acknowledges this.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Before chickens were artificially bred by humans, their ancestors were jungle-birds who nested in trees.

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After this prohibition has been successfully achieved, the rights activist proceeds to secure additional interests for the birds until they are no longer exploited at all. Sign in to use this feature. Perhaps because comparisons between women and nonhuman animals so often entail sexism, many women are anxious to distance themselves from other animals.


But in the absence of such support for alternative forms of exploitation. It is unfortunate that s;eciesism author, Joan Dunayer, not only fails to argue for many of these claims but also borrows them from the meticulously argued-for conclusions of another author, Gary L.

Again, Speciesksm wholly acknowledges that a campaign to introduce such a prohibition is unlikely to succeed at this point in history, and focuses instead on its important educational value. However, if our treatment and view of other animals became caring, respectful, and just, nonhuman-animal metaphors would quickly lose all power to demean. 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.

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This article has no associated abstract. Marta rated it liked it Mar 05, Jjoan links [ edit ]. 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.

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