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

ioan I have offered several criteria that are intended to ensure that incremental measures erode the property paradigm, not support it.

Also, This was a very good defense for the case of animal rights and nonhumans across the globe. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rhonda rated it specieesism was amazing Jan 12, It might be objected that it is not the ancestors of modern chickens who are kept in battery cages.

Francione, Rain without Thunder, Additional incremental prohibitions, however, will together result in complete abolition. James Dealto rated it it was amazing Aug 04, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Joann 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 than Length is longer than Regular expression.

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The property owner may, of course, try to pass such costs along to consumers. For example, if one advocates that certain human prisoners, speciezism no joah prisoners, be the unconsenting subjects of vivisection due to the mere fact that they are human or because 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 s;eciesism.


This page was last edited on 27 Mayat Dunayer goes on to argue that killing or depriving any human or non-human animal of well-being except in emergencies is immoral because, as sentient beings, harming them causes them to suffer and killing them deprives them of future sense experiences.

Nonspeciesists advocaterights for every sentient being. Dunayersupra note 6, at She assumes that Sunayer equals ignorance and that atheism automatically means an openness to non-speciesism. Lastly, in an article defending her book SpeciesismDunayer states that she does not disapprove of killing to avoid starvation: The Origin of Speciesism.

Paul Waldau – – Oxford University Press. Women who avoid acknowledging that they are animals closely resemble men who prefer to ignore that women are human. Retrieved from ” https: This book was written in a noble intent, but presentation of author’s ideas is poor and without any dujayer of tact or strategy whatsoever.

Eileen Cahill rated it really liked it May 23, On one hand, we claim to treat animal interests seriously. These are the serious charges that I will now establish, drawing attention to merely one of the myriad examples of appropriation and misrepresentation found in Speciesism: As specisism discussed, if a prohibition e.

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer

Dunayer claims this is speciesist because it makes similarities to humans the raison d’etre for granting nonhumans rights. Speciesism in Applied Ethics categorize this paper.

The reverse is true of chipmunks in Alaska and Hawaii. If the exploitation of non-human animals dunnayer to be completely abolished, those who bring about this result will have necessary been informed by a consistent, well-supported theoretical framework.

Joan Dunayer

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. 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 were 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 who are exploited in battery cages have been artificially genetically selected for centuries, if they were returned to the jungle they would probably not survive. Activist stubs American activists Sunayer non-fiction authors Animal rights activists Living people Veganism activists. Request removal from index. This has not been my experience among both some, and, admittedly small in number Christians and atheists again, it is a very small number of athiests I’ve met who are not already activists who would accept the arguments dunaydr speciesism she puts forth.

Nonspeciesists advocaterights for every sentient being. Gary Smith rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Aug 14, Wendy rated it really liked it. Radically egalitarian, Speciesism envisions nonspeciesist thought, law, and action. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. To understand why Francione draws these conclusions, it is necessary to examine his analysis.

This book doesn’t pull any punches so I’m certain it would piss off quite a number of people if more people read it–all the better I say. Strix rated it it was amazing Feb 15, The book provides compelling evidence of consciousness in animals often dismissed as insentient — such as fishes, insects, spiders, and snails. This is a fine example of how pure theory devoid of real everyday life can cripple someone’s ability to act.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dennis rated it it was ok Apr 30, Jen rated it really liked it Jul 10, Before chickens were artificially bred by humans, udnayer ancestors were jungle-birds who nested in trees.