Wayne Hsiung

Published on:

July 30, 2013

Episode 2: Speciesism (and Why It Matters)

In Episode 2 (full download link here), we discuss Speciesism -- what it is, where it is, and why it matters. 

You'll also hear about: 

- The fundamental importance of culture and institutions in driving otherwise good people toward oppressive behaviors; 

- Wayne discussing why an Amazonian cannibal tribe, which defined the word "food" as "Not one of us," was ethically superior to our modern society; 

- Brian's continued frustrations with hyper-rationalists -- this time, for pushing mass opiate use as a "solution" for the problem of animal exploitation; and

- A simple activist rule of thumb for combating speciesism, and pushing our society towards animal liberation. 


Download the full podcast here