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Speciesism

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Defining speciesism as "a failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect," this brilliant work critiques speciesism both outside and within the animal rights movement. The author demonstrates that much of the moral philosophy, legal theory, and animal advocacy aimed at advancing nonhuman emancipation actually perpetuate speci ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 15th 2004 by Lantern Books
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Wendy
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a take-no-prisoners look at human treatment of nonhumans and how such behavior is enabled through the mentality of speciesism (affording unequal treatment and consideration to another based on species alone). It is, overall, an excellent book and one that makes a lot of sound points on human (mis)treatment of nonhumans. She uses the writing of other animal rights/abolitionists like Gary Francione as a starting point, and from there shows us where speciesist attitude, even among animal ac ...more
Genndy
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
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. Result of that kind of promotion of veganism can only be a raised hostility towards the whole movement from the outside. As such, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone except experienced vegans who, I think, are the only ones that could learn something from it. In any other case, this book would probably do more harm than good to the whole movement. It's au ...more
Nikki
Dec 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Vegans, Animal advocates, Anyone really
This was a very good defense for the case of animal rights and nonhumans across the globe. Dunayer defends her stances well, although the book felt very much like a college textbook. I think this is a must read for anyone in order to open their eyes and truly see the beings they share the planet with. Vegans and animal advocates would also benefit from reading this book if for nothing less than to tweak their arguments that often entail following someone finding out you are such a person. Also, ...more
Rift Vegan
Nov 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Vegans and people who want to save the world
Shelves: 2009, 2010, vegan
2010 Apr 11: Yay, my second read. Such a good book, especially the last section "Animal Equality".

2009 July 31: oh my, I just loved this book... I can't wait to read it again.
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