ALL TOO HUMAN? SPECIESISM, RACISM, AND SEXISM

@article{Oberg2016ALLTH,
  title={ALL TOO HUMAN? SPECIESISM, RACISM, AND SEXISM},
  author={Andrew Oberg},
  journal={Think},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={39 - 50}
}
The issue of how we ought to treat the nonhuman animals in our lives is one that has been growing in importance over the past forty years. A common charge is that discriminatory behavior based only on differences of species membership is just as wrong morally as are acts of racism or sexism. Is such a charge sustainable? It is argued that such reasoning confuses real differences with false ones, may have negative ethical consequences, and could tempt us to abandon our responsibilities to the… 
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