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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I sepciesism this ludicrous, since “exceptionally masculine women” tend to be, in my experience, seen as something less than a “real” woman and perhaps threatening to where a woman’s place is supposed to be.

If I have no other food source, I–like a polar bear–must kill prey if I want to survive.

Tzachi Zamir – – Philosophia 34 4: Perhaps because comparisons between women and nonhuman animals so often entail sexism, many women are anxious to distance themselves from other animals. Eileen Cahill rated it really liked it May 23, Hunters kill approximately million animals in the United States annually.

This article about an activist is a stub. SCavailable at http: This is a fine example of how pure theory devoid of real everyday life can cripple someone’s ability to act. Joan Dunayer is an American writer, editor, and animal rights advocate.

More specifically, Dunayer criticizes advocates who pursue prohibitions that fail to remove non-human animals from exploitative situations.


Just a moment while we sign you in spciesism your Goodreads account. Speciesism Joan Dunayer Ryce Pub. Since the artificial genetic selection that they have been subject to cannot be undone, the rights of modern chickens can never be fully respected.


The problem is that the demand for just about any food is elastic and will change as the price changes.

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Either way, their moral rights are completely violated. Also, those who advocate for improved welfare for animals in the animal agriculture, vivisection etc. Before chickens were artificially bred by humans, their ancestors were jungle-birds who nested in trees. As such, Francione would reject these prohibitions. Yizuz Shostakovich rated it it was amazing Oct 17, There would be no fences or any other system of confinement.

It’s au 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. I can’t wait to read it again.

Speciesism dumayer philosophy, law, and activism in terms of three categories: Dunayersupra note 6, at They see animalkind as a hierarchy, with humans at the top. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Again, Francione 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. But in dunxyer absence of such support for alternative forms of exploitation.

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Since modern chickens have been artificially speciesims 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. Speciesism makes the case that every creature with a nervous system should be regarded as sentient. There is a sense of urgency here, and no apologies for people who focus activism on nonhumans.

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.


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

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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Using one standard for foreign species and a different standard for local species is arbitrary and speciesist.

Ivan Rubil rated it really liked it Feb 11, Account Options Sign in. Lexidreams rated it really liked it Jul 13, Quotes [ edit ] When a woman responds to mistreatment by protesting “I’m a human being!

Current law is old-speciesist — legally, nonhumans have no rights.