by Bruce Poon
Derived from a presentation to the Isocracy Network on May 28, 2016
We here are interested in how best to organise society. But society involves not just humans. For better and worse, society also involves non-human animals.
Although it has been written about for millennia, the rights of animals is, I believe, going to be the great social justice movement of this century.
The arguments that have been rolled out to explain and argue against racism, sexism, and other ‘isms’ are equally useful to argue against species-ism, the automatic discrimination towards an animal because of its species.
Only in a world where humans are made in the image of god, with souls, and animals are automata placed on earth for our survival and use, would speciesism be acceptable. I don’t accept that worldview.