vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news


June 04, 2019 - Psychology Today

Are You Guilty of "Isms?"

Are You Guilty of
File Photo / © Photabulous!

For better or worse, our species has evolved with a pervasive need to classify and judge.

I was recently invited to respond to an article that appeared in the journal Animal Sentience. It was about sheep, and it made a strong case that they were a lot smarter and more worthy of our respect than most of us assume. Essentially, the article asked, “If the evidence we present here doesn’t convince you that sheep are more than dim-witted stock animals, then what will?”

My response was, “Nothing will.” Our disrespect for sheep is not evidence-based and more information will not shift our viewpoint. It is rooted in speciesism and good luck shifting that kind of bias with facts. “Isms” run deep and they are often quite toxic. Sometimes they result in violence of some sort. Worse yet, most “isms” come from the natural history of our species, and so they’re difficult to dislodge.

Read more at Psychology Today

Science — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. UK's first 100% vegan hotel opens in Scottish Highlands
  2. Amsterdam: vegetarian food the new standard at city council events
  3. Healing the body with a low-fat, whole food, plant-based diet
  4. Eating Someone
  5. José Andrés wants Americans to eat more vegetables — and learn how to cook them
  6. Vegan activists vow to rage against the farming machine
  7. 22 Filling Vegan Breakfast Recipes That Aren't a Boring Energy Bar
  8. 'Existential' Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report
  9. This common nutrient may protect your brain, preventing dementia
  10. Vietnam swine fever cull surges, 1.7 million pigs dead

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous


Fabulous Photos