Speciesism – The New Racism

Racists violate the principle of equality by giving greater weight to the interests of members of their own race when there is a clash between their interests and the interests of those of another race.   Sexists violate the principle of equality by favoring the interests of their own sex.  Similarly, speciesists allow the interests of their own species to override the greater interests of other species. The pattern is identical in each case.  Most human beings are speciesists.

~ Peter Singer, Animal Liberation

Peter Singer's Animal Liberation, published in...
Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation, published in 1975, became pivotal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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