What is speciesism?

Speciesism

Speciesism involves the assignment of different values, rights, or special consideration to individuals solely on the basis of their species membership. The term is mostly used by animal rights advocates, who argue that speciesism is a prejudice similar to racism or sexism, in that the treatment of individuals is predicated on group membership and morally irrelevant physical differences. The argument is that species membership has no moral significance.

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Some articles on speciesism:

In The Media - Films About Speciesism
... Kingdom The Journey Home (2009) The Cove (2009) The Superior Human? (2012) Speciesism The Movie (2012) ...
Richard D. Ryder - Animal Rights Advocacy - Speciesism
... Further information Speciesism He first used the term "speciesism" in a privately printed leaflet by the same name, which he distributed in Oxford in 1970 in protest against animal experimentation – he ... the protections offered to humans, now known as the anti-speciesism critique ... He argued that speciesism is as illogical as racism, writing that "species" and "race" are both vague terms, and asked "If, under special conditions, it were one day found possible to cross a professor ...
Roger Yates - Academic Work
... focuses on the social transmission of speciesism, and how and why modern human societies exploit and harm animals ... In 2010, Yates published a paper on "Language, Power and Speciesism" which was critical of the failure, in his view, of the animal protection movement to adequately challenge "the ... He maintains two blogs, "On Human-Nonhuman Relations," a sociological exploration of speciesism, and "On Human-Nonhuman Relations Podcasts," and, until 2012, helped ...
Richard D. Ryder - Selected Publications
... Speciesism, privately printed leaflet, Oxford ... Speciesism The Ethics of Vivisection ... Animal Revolution Changing Attitudes Towards Speciesism ...