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Thinking impartially about animals: why speciesism is unjust

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Imagine you didn’t know if you were going to be born as a human or as a nonhuman animal. What kind of world would you want to live in? Would you accept a world where there was disregard for nonhuman animals? Or would you want to live in a world without speciesism? This question is asked, and its consequences are explored, in this new article we invite you to read: Justice for all: what the veil of ignorance shows us about a just society This question provides us with a powerful argument to... Read more
 

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Speciesism is unjustified

 

Speciesism favors humans at the cost of harming nonhuman animals. If we believe justice requires impartiality, then we cannot accept speciesism as being just.

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To be conscious is to be able to have some kind of subjective experience or awareness of something. In addition to humans, many nonhuman animals are conscious.


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