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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New-speciesists espouse rights for only some nonhumans, those whose minds seem most like those of humans. 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.

In both examples above, the prohibitions recognize interests that would be recognized were the animals not property at all. Dunayer shows that “animal laws” such as the Humane Slaughter Act afford nonhumans no meaningful protection. Again, although the hens would still be wrongfully exploited as property in this way, their interest in liberty of movement would be fully respected, and this would constitute an incremental step towards respecting all of their interests.

Spceiesism 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. Is Speciesism Speciesissm to Liberationism?

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Dudley and Stephensin which four men were stranded in a lifeboat without food or reasonable hope of rescue. I also think her argument comparing racism and speciesism could have been much stronger if she showed some knowledge of systemic racism. Lexidreams rated it really liked it Jul 13, These pillars are that the property status of non-human animals must be abolished and, when pursuing this goal, the interests of non-human animals cannot be violated in the present in order to prevent the interests of other animals from being violated in the future.


Sarah rated it really liked it Dec 21, But in the absence of such support for alternative forms of exploitation. We do not regard it as legitimate to treat any humans, irrespective of their particular characteristics, as the property of other humans.

The birds would be free to go anywhere in their environment they chose without any human intervention. Speciesism by Joan Dunayer.

Dunayer argues that every sentient being should possess basic legal rights, including rights to life and liberty. A Celebration of Changing Attitudes to Animals. On the Animal Question: Few women have confronted how closely they mirror patriarchal oppressors when they too participate in other species’ denigration. 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.

Feminists, especially, recognize that negative “animal” imagery has advanced women’s oppression. Your Child or the Dog?

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Dennis rated it it was ok Apr 30, Any proposal to modify the confinement of exploited hens endorses their property status. The author demonstrates that much of the moral philosophy, legal theory, and animal advocacy aimed at advancing nonhuman emancipation actually perpetuate speciesism.

Another sticky issue is when she uses the phrase “exceptionally masculine women” in a way that implies such women are given a somewhat elevated status because of their similarity to men. 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. It is, overall, an excellent book and one that makes a lot of sound points on human mis treatment of nonhumans. The battery hens will in all likelihood be placed in an alternative form of confinement.


Francione, Animals, Property and the Law For an exhaustive treatment of the appropriation and misrepresentation found in Speciesismsee the unabridged version of this review at http: Dunayer begins her book by exploring speciesism through Peter Singer and Tom Regan, and for someone who’s never read or studied those people’s philosophies, it is confusing.

If I have no other food source, I–like a polar bear–must kill prey if I want to survive. 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. Dariusz Gzyra rated it liked it Apr 05, This article has no associated abstract. Such a good book, especially the last section “Animal Equality”.

Only veganism respects nonhuman rights and rejects nonhuman enslavement. It is definitely worth reading. Vegans, Animal advocates, Anyone really. They ioan for example that hens receive, as a first step among many, the space that is adequate to completely respect their interest in freedom of movement–that is, the spwciesism arrangement that would exist duayer the environment if human animals never took any eggs or otherwise exploited them.

I can’t wait to read it again. Lantern Books rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Either way, chickens suffer and die.