Thinking impartially about animals: why speciesism is unjust

23 Jun 2016
Justice for animals

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 challenge discrimination against nonhuman animals. If we think impartially, we will reject speciesism. As impartiality is to be considered a requirement of justice, this also shows why speciesism can be rejected as unjust. Take a look, and give it a thought!