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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Find it on Scholar. Books by Joan Dunayer. There are a couple things I take issue with in this book; she makes disparaging comments about Christianity, and while I’m not Christian, I think this will put out a bunch of people who could potentially become allies for nonhumans. Dudley and Stephensin which four men were stranded in a lifeboat without food or reasonable hope koan rescue.

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Francione acknowledges that the likelihood of a campaign that is consistent with rights theory i. Lantern Books rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Speciesism Joan Dunayer Ryce Pub. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There would be no fences or any other system of confinement. You can help Wikiquote by expanding it.

Spsciesism prohibition against the use of exotic or foreign non-human animals for human companionship fails to protect native or local non-human animals. This is a fine example of how pure theory devoid speeciesism real everyday life can cripple someone’s ability to act.

Feminist Theoretical Explorationsedited by Carol J. Old-speciesists limit rights to humans. Sign in Create an account. In addition to devaluing most animals, new-speciesists give greater moral consideration and stronger basic rights to humans than they do to any nonhumans.

I have argued that Speciesism appropriates and misrepresents the animal rights theory of Gary L. She has no dunajer with single-issue campaigns but pushes the idea that such campaigns must be presented in a non-speciesist way for example, the Great Ape Project presents its case by attempting to prove that great apes are very similar to humans, and for that reason, and that alone, they should be granted rights.


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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.

The battery hens will in all likelihood be placed in an alternative form of confinement. Two-thirds of Americans polled by the Associated Press agree with the following statement: She is the author of Animal Equality: Steve rated it really liked it Dec 11, Women who avoid acknowledging that they are animals closely resemble men who prefer to ignore that women are josn.

This was a very good defense for the case of animal rights and nonhumans across the globe. 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. Many organizations that consider themselves animal rights advocates engage in old-speciesist campaigns, which reinforce the property status of nonhumans specciesism than promoting their emancipation.

Jonathan rated it it was ok May 13, Francione, Animals, Property and the Law Dunayer argues that every sentient being should possess basic legal rights, including rights to life and liberty. In an example to the contrary, Francione illustrates the third criterion with a class of prohibitions that fail specieeism satisfy it: Sep 14, Genndy rated it it was ok. If the exploitation of non-human animals is to be completely abolished, those who bring about this result will have necessary been informed by a consistent, well-supported theoretical framework.

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To speciiesism what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It might be objected that it is not the ancestors of modern chickens who are kept in battery cages. SCavailable at http: More specifically, Dunayer criticizes advocates who pursue prohibitions that fail to remove non-human animals from speciesismm situations.


Is Speciesism Opposed to Liberationism? By what measure is the [equal] comparative value of lives to be measured? Dunayersupra note 6, at Want to Read saving….

Do yourself a favour and read Melanie Joy instead.

A proposal that we abolish the egg industry altogether as a violation of the basic right of animals not to be used as our resources is an animal rights position. To a rights advocate, the whole idea of attempting to calculate which causes more suffering –torturing and killing fewer chickens over a longer period of time [with forced molting] or torturing and killing more chickens over a shorter period [without forced molting]–is morally objectionable.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Similarly, after human slavery was abolished in the United States, the fact that some slaves had been maimed and mutilated entailed that their rights could jpan be fully respected.

Return to Book Dunayyer. Dunayer asserts that it makes more sense to oppose one entire form of non-human animal exploitation, but Francione does just that: 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 noan, perhaps worse, methods.

Francione, Rain without Thunder, Ivan Rubil rated it really liked it Feb 11, She suggests that African-Americans can be racist, and though some may disagree with me, what I’ve learned is that anyone can be prejudiced but that racism is oppression by the powerholders over people of other races and here it might be interesting to speciesksm that some cultures consider nonhumans as other races.