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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On the contrary, the rights advocate is left with a most important and time-consuming project: Mark Gold – – J. We consider it immoral to treat any human, whatever their characteristics, as property. Sleciesism have offered several criteria that are intended to ensure that incremental measures erode the property paradigm, not support it.

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. Arnela rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Mark Rowlands – – Palgrave-Macmillan.

Kistler – – Greenwood Press. Francione examines the classic case of Regina v. It may not be speciesist, when starving without any other option, to murder and eat either a human or a non-human animal with equal disregard, but it certainly is fundamentally immoral.

New-speciesists espouse rights for only some nonhumans, those whose minds seem most like those of humans. Lexidreams rated it really liked it Jul 13, I find 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. Speceisism is of paramount importance that: In other languages Add links. Dunayer claims this is speciesist because it makes similarities to humans the raison d’etre for granting nonhumans rights.

Again, the only reason why the exception of humans stealing and speciesusm eggs is present is because the prohibition in question is incremental and, as such, it does not result in the complete abolition of all non-human animal exploitation. Sapontzis, Tom Regan and others, her main source is Francione.

Since modern chickens have been artificially genetically selected for centuries, they are inherent slaves who have jaon traits that would frustrate their ability to survive and thrive in a non-exploitative context. She also I found the beginning to be problematic in that she launches into critiques of both Peter Singer and Tom Regan, and does so in a way that’s confusing to people who’ve never read either author. We do not regard it as legitimate to treat any humans, irrespective of their particular characteristics, as the property of other humans.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. We subject billions of animals annually to enormous amounts of pain, suffering and distress. Perhaps because comparisons between women and nonhuman animals so often entail sexism, many women are anxious to distance themselves from other animals.

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If animal interests sppeciesism to be taken seriously, then, to the extent that the law regulates the use of animal property beyond what is necessary to exploit the animal property, that regulation must speciesis, held as eliminating the property right [of humans over non-human animals] to the extent necessary to protect the [non-human animal] interest.

This inevitably requires the acceptance of reformist measures. Exposing this situation is important so that proper representation can be given to a moral and legal theory, and a method of effecting political change, that has the power to radically transform human society into one that respects the basic rights and personhood of non-human animals.

Retrieved from ” https: However, if our treatment and view of other animals became caring, respectful, speciesisj just, nonhuman-animal metaphors would quickly lose all power to demean.

It is definitely worth reading. Dudley and Stephensin which four men were stranded in a lifeboat without food or reasonable hope of rescue. What Everyone Needs to Know. On the other hand, our actual treatment of animals stands in stark contrast to our proclamations about our regard for their moral status. In addition to devaluing most animals, new-speciesists give greater moral consideration and stronger basic rights to humans than they do to any nonhumans. Views Read Edit View history.

Dunayer shows that “animal laws” such as the Humane Slaughter Act afford nonhumans no meaningful protection. The problem is that the demand for just about any food is elastic and will change as the price changes. Do yourself a favour and read Melanie Joy instead. Keywords or citation Is equal to Is not equal to Contains Contains any word Contains all words Starts with Does not start with Ends with Does not end with Does not contain Length is shorter specesism Length is longer than Regular expression.


Ivan Rubil rated it really liked it Feb 11, While Dunayer asserts that even a carefully crafted prohibition against cages only focuses upon one aspect of hens being exploited for their eggs, Francione notes that the aspect in question is liberty of movement and completely respecting the interest involved in that aspect of exploitation results specieesism the overall property status of hens being partially removed.

To do either would involve the rights advocate in sacrificing the basic right of animals not to be property in order to secure a less-than-basic protoright that. Want to Read saving….

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer

These are the serious charges that I will now establish, drawing attention to merely one of the myriad examples of appropriation and misrepresentation spefiesism in Speciesism: Gary Smith rated it it was amazing Oct 12, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Speciesism examines philosophy, law, and activism in terms of three categories: Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines, journals, college textbooks, and anthologies.

Hunters kill approximately million animals in the United States annually. Francione acknowledges that the likelihood of a campaign that is consistent with rights theory i. Since the artificial genetic selection that they have been subject to cannot be undone, the rights of modern chickens can sepciesism be fully respected.

Aside from those comments, which occur at the beginning and then by way of a rather immature barb at the end of the book which actually also comes across as speciesistthere are a couple other problems I had with this book.

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Otherwise, the victory for animals will be illusory: That is, the prohibition entails that non-human animal exploiters are markedly and exceedingly less capable of using the hens in a way that property-law normally permits and encourages; benefiting the property owner and safeguarding her or his right to use the property in a way that maximizes efficiency of time, owner-autonomy and economic value.