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Paul Sugy: "Taken seriously, antispeciesism preaches the end of humanity"

2021-05-08T13:50:45.596Z

EXCLUSIVE EXTRACTS - In a very mature first essay, Le Figaro journalist Paul Sugy brilliantly deconstructs antispeciesist ideology. More than a steak or “animal welfare” affair, this one has a crazy global project: to question the specificity of human dignity.



Antispeciesism is the current of ideas that opposes speciesism, that is to say, by analogy with racism, the fact of considering that belonging to a species constitutes a relevant moral criterion to justify discrimination. . A speciesist is any person who thinks that members of the human species have a greater right to respect for their interests than animals of other species. On the contrary, an “anti-speciesist” is anyone who considers that human and non-human animals all have the same right as each other to have them spared unnecessary suffering. Antispeciesists are keen on it: we should not say

"animals"

but

"non-human animals"

, since man would be an animal… like any other.

They refuse that, because they are not humans, other animals are exploited and killed for our consumption or our pleasure: for them it is a moral scandal, and most of them want the law to protect animals. , forbidden

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Source: lefigaro

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