Speciesism or specism refers to the differing treatment or moral consideration of individuals based on their species membership. This involves treating members of one species as morally more important than members of other species in the context of their similar interests.
This ideology is very common among humans and, theoretically, most other sapient species. However their are some people who do indeed have moral or religious ideas which go against the idea of speciesism.
The term first appeared during a protest against animal experimentation in 1970. Philosophers and animal rights advocates state that speciesism plays a role in the practice of factory farming, animal slaughter, blood sports (such as bullfighting and rodeos), the taking of animals' fur and skin, and experimentation on animals. They argue speciesism is a form of discrimination, arguing that it constitutes a violation of the Golden Rule because it involves treating other beings differently to how they would want to be treated because of the species that they belong to.
Nowadays speciesism is mostly used by vegans who are against animal slaugher, meat consumption, consumption of anything from animals and taking animals' fur and skin; and it's also used by several groups to describe discrimination against other sapient species, theoretically against aliens, gods and spiritual beings, and against people who identify themselves as nonhumans, such as otherkins, therians, starseeds and mythicals.
Speciesism can often be based on moral such as the idea that humans can exploit other species or even that humans are superior than other sapient species or even that other sapient species want to destroy humans, and it can also be based on religion-spirituality such as the idea that all other sapient species are demons and/or fallen angels who want to influence/destroy humanity.
How to draw
- Draw a ball.
- Fill it green.
- Draw a claw mark over it.
- Add the eyes, they must be red.
|Green||0, 128, 6||#008006|
|Black||0, 0, 0||#000000|
| Phobias, Discriminations, |
|Country||Anglophobia • Anti-Americanism • Anti-Chileanism • Anti-Italianism • Brazilophobia • Francophobia • Germanophobia • Grecophobia • Lusophobia • Romanophobia • Romophobia • Russophobia • Sinophobia • Swissphobia • Ukrainophobia • Ultra-Anglophobia • Ultra-Francophobia • Ultra-Germanophobia|
|Religion||Anti-Atheism • Anti-Theism • Anti-Judaism • Christophobia • Islamophobia|
|Ethnicity/Race||Anti-Semitism • Anti-Filipinoism Anti-Roma|
|Sexuality||Anti-Pansexualism • Acephobia • Biphobia • Heterophobia • Homophobia|
|Gender||Anti-Boyism • Anti-Girlism • Misandry • Sexism • Transphobia • FloppagenderPhobia|
|Age||Ageism • Adultism • Jeunism|
|Species||Misanthropy • Speciesism • Xenospeciesism|
|Other||Autismophobia • Discriminationism • Harmophobia|
|Off-Compass||Ultra-Anglophobia • Ultra-Francophobia • Ultra-Germanophobia|