Definition of speciesism in English:


Syllabification: spe·cies·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈspēSHēˌzizəm, spēsē-


  • The assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals.
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    • Advocates argue that fighting speciesism is an extension of struggles for human equality.



adjective & noun
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  • He states that it is speciesist to judge that the life of a normal adult member of our species is more valuable than the life of a normal adult mouse.
  • It's speciesist to give humans greater moral consideration than nonhumans for any reason.
  • Of course, in practice most of us are speciesist.

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