πŸ“Speciesism

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Cognitive Bias

Humans treat different animals differently according to their species.

Examples:

  • Pets (cats, dogs) are treated much better than general animals.
  • Cattle, chicken are treated badly
  • Fish is largely not considered (it’s a good food)
  • Insects are ignored
  • Sacred animals?
  • Animal testing
  • Hunting
  • Lab rats
  • Scavengers are seen as lowly animals
  • Human Supremacy is the ultimate Speciesism.

Why?

  • Speciesism is a justification for abusing animals. (See Reasoning is self-biased)
  • Animals that we can exploit are treated worse.
  • If animal is hard to exploit (not valuable) they are treated better (unless they get in our way).
  • Aesthetics/size

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