World Day for the End of Speciesism

World Day for the End of Speciesism

14 Aug 2021
Talks for the World Day for the End of Speciesism

At the end of August there will once again 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 the participants in this event is the view 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 giving different moral consideration to beings of different species 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 speciesism, such as animals in the wild who suffer greatly for numerous reasons (both anthropogenic and due to natural harms) even though there are many ways we could help them. In addition, many nonhuman animals are treated comparatively worse than other aninals in ways that are speciesist too.

Animal Ethics will participate again in this event by giving free talks about the reasons to reject speciesism and the implications this has. The talks will be broadcast on all of our YouTube channels in three different languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The talk in English will be given twice on August 26th, so people from all over the world can attend regardless of their time zone.

Below is the schedule for the talks, including the times in different countries.

First online talk in English: “Challenging speciesism”

Live broadcast

August 26th

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

Second online talk in English: “Challenging speciesism”

Live broadcast

August 26th

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

Online talk in Portuguese: “Desafiando o especismo”

Live broadcast

August 24th

13:00 Acre

14:00 Northwestern Brazil (Amazonia)

15:00 Brasilia

17:00 Cabo Verde

19:00 Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal

18:00 Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe

20:00 Mozambique

Online talk in Spanish: “Cuestionando el especismo”

Live broadcast

August 27th

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

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: