SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer, Part Deux
APRIL 1, 2010
I realize that in writing about "old speciesism" I failed to define this term that Dunayer uses. I think of "old speciesism" as analogous to racism and sexism in that it is exploitation based on species. The advocacy component of old speciesism isn't the campaign to end that exploitation, however. To combat speciesism and work toward justice for sentient nonhumans, we must change our minds, our language and our behavior.