Talks for the World Day for the End of Speciesism

15 Aug 2020

At the end of August there will be events online and in different countries in celebration of the World Day for the End of Speciesism. This is a very diverse event in which people and organizations with very different backgrounds and approaches participate. What unites this event is the idea that speciesism is an unacceptable form of discrimination to which we should put an end.

Speciesism is discrimination against those who don’t belong to a certain species. It means not giving beings of different species moral consideration for unjust reasons. As a consequence of speciesism, many nonhuman animals are harmed by human beings today.  Those in other situations are also gravely affected by it, such as animals in the wild who suffer substantially for numerous reasons (both anthropogenic and due to natural harms) even though there are many ways in which they can be helped. In addition, many nonhuman animals are treated comparatively worse than others in ways that are speciesist too.

Animal Ethics will participate in this event giving several talks about the reasons to reject speciesism and the implications this has, thus continuing the series of online events we have been putting on in recent months. The talks will be given on August 28th at different times in three different languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The talk in English will be given twice, so people from all over the world can attend regardless of their time zone.

All of our talks will be broadcast on our Facebook pages in different languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese), so anyone who wants can attend them. Below is the schedule for the talks, including the times in different countries.


All talks to take place on August 28th

1st talk in English: “Challenging speciesism”

It will be broadcast here at the following time:

20:30 New Zealand
18:30 Eastern Australia
16:30 Western Australia
14:00 India
10:30 Central European Time
9:30 UK and Ireland

2nd talk in English: “Challenging speciesism”

It will be broadcast here at the following time:

21:30 India
18:00 Central European Time
17:00 UK and Ireland
12:00 East US and Canada
11:00 Central US and Canada
10:00 Mountain US and Canada
9:00 Pacific US and Canada

Talk in Spanish: “Cuestionando el especismo”

It will be broadcast here at the following time:

20:00 Central European Time
15:00 Argentina, Uruguay
14:00 Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Caribe, Venezuela,
13:00 Central Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
12:00 Central America
11:00 Northwestern Mexico and California

Talk in Portuguese: “Desafiando o especismo”

It will be broadcast here at the following time:

19:00 Central Brazil
18:00 Northwestern Brazil (Amazonia)

You can learn more about speciesism in this video course by Animal Ethics, especially in the following videos:



You can also visit the following pages: