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[Vegan Ethics] What speciesism actually is...

  
Speciesism: the assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals.
Speciesism is so ingrained and normalised within society that we don’t even consider it a problem.

 Many humans view non-human animals with such little regard that the very concept of animals deserving moral consideration is seen as offensive, as they believe that recognising that other animals also deserve basic rights is somehow demeaning to our own species. 

But in the words of Oscar winning actor and animal rights activist, Joaquin Phoenix, “it takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”

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