Media Release – World Day for the End of Speciesism

26 August 2017
World Day for the End of Speciesism

“Our present relationship with nonhuman animals is usually based on speciesism. Speciesism is an unjust ideology that considers the lives and interests of other animals as largely insignificant just because they are different to us. Yet humans are not the only ones who have feelings.” said Chris Simcox of Animals Tasmania.

Animals Tasmania will be inviting the people of Hobart to help bring an end to speciesism. The event will be in Parliament Gardens and feature great food, music, kids activities and displays. This will be a chance for the community to learn what speciesism means and how to end it.

“It is time to question the arbitrary reasons why different species are considered in very disparate ways. Why is a dog looked after better than a pig, or a rabbit treated preferentially to a fish? They are all sentient beings with the capacity for feelings and the ability to suffer. Their interests need to be taken into account as if they were our own interests. We have a duty to respect the intrinsic value of all other sentient beings with whom we share the planet.” said Mr Simcox

The event will run from 10am until 2pm in Parliament Gardens, Hobart.

For more information:
Chris Simcox, Animals Tasmania, 0408 970 359

Animals Tasmania exists to promote respect and kindness towards all non-human animals. We represent all animals, no exceptions.

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