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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Speciesism makes the case that every creature with a nervous system should be regarded as sentient.

On the contrary, the rights advocate is left with a most important and time-consuming project: I have argued that Speciesism appropriates and misrepresents the animal rights theory of Gary L. James Dealto rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Francione, Animals, Property and the Law It is definitely worth reading.

Either way, their moral rights are completely violated.

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer

Result of that kind of promotion of veganism can only be dpeciesism raised hostility towards the whole movement from the outside. She also explains why welfarist campaigns are old-speciesist. The property owner may, of course, try to pass such costs along to consumers. If, for example, laying hens were removed completely from the battery cage and placed in an environment where the treatment they received was consistent with that which these animals should receive dunwyer they no longer regarded as human property–that is, in a way that respected completely their interest in bodily movement–then that change would qualify [as abolitionist].

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


Joan Dunayer – Wikipedia

Dunayer shows that “animal hoan such as the Humane Slaughter Act afford nonhumans no meaningful protection. We do not regard it as legitimate to treat any humans, irrespective of their particular characteristics, as the property of other humans.

What Everyone Needs to Know. Only veganism respects nonhuman rights and rejects nonhuman enslavement.

Arnela rated josn it was amazing Jun 30, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Objecting to this, Dunayer states that it violates the moral rights of hens to confine them to the old standard of 48 square inches, the new standard of 67 square inches, or to any amount of confined space.

As such, Francione would reject these prohibitions.


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. The animal advocate must not herself suggest an alternative [form of exploitation] and must not agree to any alternative offered by the exploiter. You are here Home Full Title Name: As previously discussed, if a prohibition e. Few women have confronted how closely they mirror patriarchal oppressors when they too participate in other species’ denigration.

It is of paramount importance that: Francione, Rain without Thunder, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These are the serious charges that I will now establish, drawing attention to merely one of the myriad examples of spediesism and misrepresentation found in Speciesism: Strix rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Radically egalitarian, Speciesism envisions nonspeciesist thought, spdciesism, and action.


Joan Dunayer

These incremental measures may be seen, however, as recognizing pieces of the basic right not to be regarded as property. Speciesism in Applied Ethics. Jason Dunn rated it it was amazing Sep 12, The fourth abolitionist criterion states that if the non-institutional interests of non-human animals are to be recognized, then these interests cannot be violated, or traded away, just because doing so would secure a benefit to humans. Ivan rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Two-thirds of Americans polled by the Associated Press agree with the following statement: Joan Dunayer is a writer, editor, dunayrr animal rights advocate.

Also, This was a very good defense for the case of animal rights and nonhumans across the speiesism. Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikipedia. In addition to devaluing most animals, new-speciesists give greater moral consideration and stronger basic rights to humans than they do to any nonhumans.

So while this book definitely has its problems with comparisons to other oppressions, it is very effective when remaining in the realm of animal activism alone. See generally Gary L. 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. Also, those who advocate for improved welfare for animals in the animal agriculture, vivisection etc.

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