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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Speciesism

November 13th, 2014

Episode 56 of 559 episodes

We love our dogs and cats, yet we continue to eat pigs, cows and chickens in the hundreds and thousands. We condemn other nations for hunting whales and dolphins, but happily consume seafood and hunt fish for sport. Why do we treat some animals like they matter and others like they don’t? Big Ideas looks at “speciesism” – the concept of giving preference to some animals, including humans, based solely on their species.

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