A preliminary fragmental list on: Speciesism and Animal Hatred

A list in context with my fragment: Many forms of speciesism. The list will most likely be extended.

Speciesism and patriarchy

A system of physical and psychological dominance
based on a biologism,
‘first man!’ and everything else is subordinate –
the lowest, being the object declared to be such.


Speciesism and logics

when injustice is declared to be “making sense”;
with a limited objectivity –
underlying life the arbitrariness of
“relevance”, “utility”, “rationality”, calculation

Speciesism, collectivism and individualism

either, the collective and the individual
can feel their species-identity reinforced
by relegating the nonhuman animal other
into the blind spots of subjective experience.

Natural sciences and speciesism

an abstract perspective on the world
from a human standpoint,
that locates “thinking” and
“the capacity of experiencing freedom”
in certain body parts (as complex or primitive) and their functions;
(a stance counterpointed by a basso continuo
of purposeful evolutionary “natural selection” – the survival of the “fittest”)

This following table has to be corrected:

Gender and speciesism

With culture and gender identity roles being inseparably tied together,
a culture that assumes speciesism as its practical normality
also has a developed, inbuilt “mechanism”
of the players in the pretentious staging of “humanity”
to serve like brackets on the notion of
a dignity inherent to any species and any “gender”.

Religious speciesism:

assumes human spirituality
as a basis for
devaluing nonhuman animal otherness.

Pastoral speciesism:

‘domestication’ –
the act of keeping nonhuman animals
to gain any right of passage,
to define, use, kill, prepare, ingest them.

Speciesism and spectacle:

The display of a speciesist act
of harming or killing,
to desensitize onlookers
– lessons in ‘human might’

The speciesist ideology of hunting:

Marking dominance over “the wilderness”
by total habitat control,
the initial instance of
declaring nonhuman animals
to be human food
– an assumed relative sameness with
animals of prey

These following slides are also featured in the category: Aspects of Speciesism:

Speciesist narcissism

A question of identity (human vs. animal) –
in which a human hides his/her factual individuality (i.e. human collectivism as a shield)
beneath the psychological and/or physical violence against animal dignity.

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