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Image credit: Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Critical Animal Studies is a field of study exploring the relations between human animals and animals other than human from a critical, non-speciesist, interdisciplinary and total liberation perspective.

If you are reading this, you are probably already aware that the exploitation of other animals by humans is nothing new, and that its intensity has increased in the last centuries within the capitalist system.

The power exerted by humans over humans classified as ‘other’, the power exerted over the animals other than humans, and over the Earth has dramatic consequences over all of the mentioned above. …


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It is a proven fact that there is an under-representation of the contributions of women in different fields and areas. Or better said, of the contributions of all identities that do not correspond to that of men. This happens at work and at activism in general, but also in particular, when doing activism for the other animals.

As we, people who are not men, advance on our paths –or in the case that concerns us today, specifically on the path of our activism for other animals–, our presence is reduced, if we compare it with the space that men occupy.


A conversation with Richard Ryder, coiner of the term ‘speciesism’

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Richard Ryder leading the first street rally against live exports in 1977

It has been half-century since the term ‘speciesism’, and its opposite, ‘anti-speciesism’ were coined. The invention of the word ‘speciesism’ by Doctor Richard Ryder was, in a way, the beginning of the modern movement for the rights of animals, mostly since Peter Singer’s use of the word in his classic book Animal Liberation. I had a conversation with Dr. …


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Geertrui Cazaux (Belgium, 1970) owns a degree in Criminology and Environmental Sciences. After obtaining a doctorate in anthropocentrism and speciesism in contemporary criminology in 2002, Cazaux researched the sociology of human-animal relations for several years. Now she focus on issues such as ableism and veganism. In the past, she held youth care and policy advisor positions for the government of Flanders (Belgium) and is now editor of the Crip HumAnimal platform, from which she addresses the interconnections between ableism and speciesism. From a couple of years, due to a series of chronic diseases that she suffers, she can no longer…

María R. Carreras

Communication researcher. #Veganism #Feminism #EarthLiberation ->Read me in Spanish at www.elsaltodiario.com/autor/maria-carreras

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