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October 24, 2020 - Scroll.in

If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just

If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just
Elephant in chains with MahoutCredit: Puviraj Diluckshan

Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language. This must happen for animal rights too.

In recent news, The New York Times decided to start capitalising “Black” in a show of respect towards the community. While climate activist Greta Thunberg has been calling for Climate Change to be renamed to Climate Emergency. Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, historical wrongs reversed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language.

Animal rights are not one of them.

Nowhere in history, has such mass extermination of multiple species taken place with so much social sanction aided with one of our greatest allies, language. It would be foolish to limit this discussion to food alone. The abuse and mass killing of animals – which extends to all aspects of human existence from food, clothing, cosmetics, to entertainment in direct and indirect ways – would be right to be termed as “genocide”, “annihilation” or “mass murder”, classified as a crime, not its tepid cousin “cruelty”.

Instead, language has systematically been eroded to hide this heinousness and stripped animals of any personhood or voice. The social justice movement – and its allies in the media and the arts – has only inherited and recycled the language of the oppressor, whilst reversing these forms of language elsewhere.

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