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How To Go Vegan Podcast: Sentience, Speciesism and Rights

HTGV sentience rights speciesismPart of the slow release of How to Go Vegan episodes already in existence on the site: In this episode I’ll share some thoughts on basic rights, sentience, why it matters and how it is important in relation to our recognising nonhuman animals as moral persons. And when I say moral persons, I simply mean animals are not viewed as a “thing”.

I discuss some of the inherent problems with single issue campaigns including campaigns which call for an end to certain forms of animal use, (or certain species) and which are always linked to building ties with animal industry.  I will talk about why single issue campaigns (SICs) are, by their very nature, problematic, and speciesist, and at best pointless.

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To find out more, check out the recommended reading section.

Picking The Low-Hanging Fruit: What is Wrong with Single Issue Campaigns?

Sentience: The Morally Relevant Characteristic Justifying Basic Rights

Property Status and Animal Welfare: Two Deep Roots of Cruelty.

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