The Development of Speciesism: Age-Related Differences in the Moral View of Animals

@article{McGuire2022TheDO,
  title={The Development of Speciesism: Age-Related Differences in the Moral View of Animals},
  author={Luke McGuire and Sally B Palmer and Nadira Sophie Faber},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  year={2022}
}
Humans care for the well-being of some animals (e.g., dogs) yet tacitly endorse the maltreatment of others (e.g., pigs). What treatment is deemed morally appropriate for an animal can depend on whether the animal is characterized as “food.” When such categorization of animals emerges and when a moral hierarchy of beings depending on their species membership (speciesism) develops is poorly understood. We investigate this development across samples of children (9–11 years old), young adults (18… 
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