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Beyond Walfarist Morality: An Abolitionist Reply to Fetissenko
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Animal Ethics, ISSN 2156-5414, Vol. 1, no 2, 176-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Maxim Fetissenko (2011) argues that the animal rights movement needs a new rhetorical strategy focusing on human health benefits and environmental preservation rather than on moral argumentation. Against this, I claim that the movement has not overused but rather has downplayed moral argumentation. Instead of promoting its real agenda, the movement has often diminished the issue of animal oppression and implicated itself in the reproduction of speciesism. If our goal is to abolish speciesist oppression, we should work consistently to make alternative identities and values available to people rather than opting for illusory shortcuts that do not disturb the speciesist social order.

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2011. Vol. 1, no 2, 176-186 p.
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animal ethics, animal rights, animal protection, animal welfare, abolitionism
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-61962DOI: 10.5406/janimalethics.1.2.0176OAI: diva2:439071
Available from: 2011-09-06 Created: 2011-09-06 Last updated: 2015-09-08Bibliographically approved

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