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Speciesism : Human Relationship Towards Animals


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Dolovčak, Petra. (2019). Speciesism : Human Relationship Towards Animals. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Jurić, Hrvoje].

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This graduate thesis presents the spread of speciesism, human discrimination towards animals, as well as the historical aspects of its occurrence and further development. The speciesist premise of human superiority over non-human beings has led to exploitation of animals for various purposes, such as food, entertainment, testing on animals, breeding for fur and the like. Animal protection and rights advocates advocate extending of fundamental rights outside the human sphere, to non-human beings. Exploitation of animals, besides the unnecessary and cruel cause of suffering and the pain of living, emotional beings, leaves far-reaching consequences on environmental pollution and the world we live in. This practice of exploiting animals is unjust and morally unsustainable, especially nowadays where a number of alternatives which replace the speciesist exploitation are available.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: speciesism, discrimination, exploitation, extending of fundamental rights, equality
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Jurić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 08:58

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