speciesism #1 - Kouros Vala Phil 61 Vaidya 3-2-06...

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Kouros Vala Phil 61 Vaidya 3-2-06 Speciesism Speciesism is known as a prejudice or attitude of bias toward the interests of members of one’s own species and against those members of other species. Often times, it is the intolerance of humans on the basis of species, especially when it is manifested by exploitation of and cruelty towards animals. Most relevant cases of speciesism are accomplished through acts of experimentation. For example, if humans use animals as test products. The topic is also as broad as inflicting physical contact with the animals. Naturally, it is understood that any form of speciesim is simply done without the consent of an animal, and with this even said, the topic will continue to be discussed as a controversial moral issue. Peter Singer, a professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, thinks that speciesism is morally wrong for reasoning the concept of equality subjected to other humans. Initially, Singer begins with the principle of the equal ability idea withheld by humans; humans deserve equal consideration regardless of the group they belong to if they have equal abilities, and humans are equal in abilities across sexual and racial divisions, so humans deserve equal consideration. He uses this argument in order to point out the difference between humans to nonhuman
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