At Animal Ethics, we have an ongoing commitment to addressing speciesism in all its forms. On August 27, World Day for an End to Speciesism, Soudamini and Aditya from Animal Ethics responded to AMA questions on the subjects of speciesism, invertebrate sentience, and moral biases. We hope this will clarify some of the finer points of speciesism and related topics as well as providing food for thought and further discussion.
The AMA began with an overview of the various forms of speciesism. The AMA then covered the following topics
For more information about the topics covered, see the following pages on our website.
Ethical theories and nonhuman animals
Animal ethics and environmental ethics
Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
Criteria for recognizing sentience
Invertebrate sentience: A review of the neuroscientific literature
An illustrated physiology of nervous systems in invertebrates
Motivated reasoning and confirmation bias
Working for a future with fewer harms to wild animals
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