What is speciesism? -
It’s involves the assignment of different values, rights, protections or special consideration to individuals dokey on the basis of their species.
It’s the reason why it bothers us to see a dog being tortured fully conscious for meat yet we pay little mind to cows, pigs and especially fish being suffocated for the same reason. -
If we start to treat humans unjustly because they look different then we have a problem in society and the exact same concept applies to animals.
So I ask you, if you think an elephant’s suffering matters more than a pig’s, a monkey in an animal testing lab matters more than the chicken in a battery cage or pets has more moral value than an mother cow on a dairy farm, ask yourself why.
We literally have been programmed by companies, by marketing and our own government agencies to think this way. It is learned. The great thing about that is it can be unlearned. -
Temple Grandin was speaking in Frederick tonight so 25 activists showed up to remind people that humane slaughter (she is famous for designing “humane slaughterhouses”) doesn’t exist. All of those pretty labels and buzzwords that are thrown around are feel good marketing. I implore you to really think about it. If we wouldn’t subject our companion animals to “humane slaughter”, why are are subjecting other species to it?