“People who consider animals’ usefulness to humans are called utilitarians and they practice utilitarianism. […] Utilitarians typically believe that neither animals nor humans have rights. The only criterion by which they decide […]
For animals, do feelings matter? Or, to put another way, are animals sentient? The answer is yes, they are: Animals are conscious and aware of pleasure and pain. In this brief but […]
Rhys Southan is a former vegan who recently had an essay, “The Enigma of Animal Suffering,” published in the New York Times. Not too long after, Marc Bekoff published a response in […]
In chapter 3 of “Animals Matter,” Marc Bekoff introduces the concept of speciesism, which “reflects a prejudicial attitude, like racism or sexism, in which one judges others not on their individual characteristics […]
Summer Book Series: Blogging Animals Matter by Marc Bekoff, chapter by chapter. This week's blog is about Chapter 2: Animals in a Human World.
An overview and response to the Introduction of Marc Mekoff’s book, “Animals Matter.”
“They are not unfeeling objects. And what animals feel matters very much as they try to negotiate their lives in a human-dominated and often abusive world, in which they are mere pawns in […]