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Ignoring their voices – speciesism and ableism

“To ignore animal voices because they cannot be refigured as human language is speciesism – valuing one species over another – just as to ignore the unique communicative strategies of disabled children and adults is ableism.”Deanna Adams & Kimberly Socha 

From: Shocking into Submission. Suppressive practices and use of Behavior Modification on Nonhuman Animals, People with Disabilities, and the Environment, Adams D. & Socha K., in: Nocella A.J., Bentley J.K.C & Duncan J (2012) Earth, Animal and Disability Liberation. The rise of the eco-ability movement, Peter Lang Publishing, New York, pp. 159-173.  (quote on p. 166).

 

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