Peter Singer: On Animal Rights and Human Rights

“Speciesism is an attitude of bias against a being because of the species to which it belongs. Typically, humans show speciesism when they give less weight to the interests of nonhuman animals than they give to the similar interests of human beings. Note the requirement that the interests in question be ‘similar.’ It’s not speciesism to say that normal humans have an interest in continuing to live that is different from the interests that nonhuman animals have.”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/peter-singer-on-speciesism-and-racism/

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