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2nd Animal Ethics Essay Prize on Animal Suffering in the Wild

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. Animal Ethics invites submissions for the 2nd Animal Ethics Essay Prize. Eligible essays must be unpublished and examine the question of the suffering of animals in nature and ways to help them, or related issues. The winner will be awarded $1,500. There is increasing awareness that wild animals encounter many sources of suffering and premature death. It has been argued... 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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