What is Speciesism?

  title={What is Speciesism?},
  author={Oscar Horta},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  • Oscar Horta
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
In spite of the considerable literature nowadays existing on the issue of the moral exclusion of nonhuman animals, there is still work to be done concerning the characterization of the conceptual framework with which this question can be appraised. This paper intends to tackle this task. It starts by defining speciesism as the unjustified disadvantageous consideration or treatment of those who are not classified as belonging to a certain species. It then clarifies some common misunderstandings… 

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