Talks on antispeciesism in Switzerland and Portugal

In a few days I’ll be giving a couple of talks on antispeciesism in Switzerland and Portugal, these are the dates of the events: Continuar leyendo “Talks on antispeciesism in Switzerland and Portugal”

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Talks on antispeciesism and egalitarianism in Italy

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On February I’ll be giving some talks in Italy on antispeciesism and egalitarianism. Here’s the info of the events:

Thanks to all the other people who have made this possible, I’ll see you soon!

Live Chat at Animal Rights Zone

On March 19th I was honored by Animal Rights Zone to be a guest at one of their great Live Chat sessions. We had a terrific time discussing many interesting issues, including speciesism, egalitarianism, the strategies of the antispeciesist movement, the question of whether we should help animals living in the wild, the problem of what are the conditions for being sentient, and many other topics.

You can read the transcript of the chat in the ARZone transcripts site or at the main ARZone site. In order to have access to ARZone main site you need to sign up. I’d like to encourage you to do so. If you’re concerned with animal rights and speciesism and are interested in debating with other people who are also concerned with this, ARZone is an excellent place to do it!

I’d like to thank the amazing team that runs ARZone for this opportunity to discuss so many important issues. I also want to thank all those who (for more than five hours!) attended the chat.

It was a most interesting and pleasing chat session. Thanks so much for your challenging questions!

Questions of Priority and Interspecies Comparisons of Happiness

This paper tries to compare the current situation in which humans and those nonhuman animals raised to be eaten are. I’ve been working in different drafts of this paper for the last three years. Unfortunately, this is not going to be the last version of it yet. The data needs to be updated, and there are some other things in the paper that need to be fixed. But it seems that we’re getting close to it. I hope to finish it in a couple of months or so. So I’d be really grateful for any comments and criticisms of the paper. You can publish them here or send them to OHorta (a) dilemata.net

Questions of Priority and Interspecies Comparisons of Happiness

(Please note it’s a very heavy file—around 10MB—since it has lots of graphics. So it may take some time to download).