A Is for Animal: The Animal Userís Lexicon
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org


United Poultry Concerns (UCP)
October 2015

By Joel Marks, University of New Haven (CT)
Published in Between the Species, August 2015


The present article offers a lexicon of words that are used by human beings, however unintentionally or ingenuously, to maintain their mastery or prerogatives over other animals.

A motivating assumption of the article is that putting on display the verbal menagerie in animal agriculture, animal experimentation, and the rest of the industries and institutions that use nonhuman animals, could go a long way toward eliminating these enterprises, since they are built as much on equivocation as on exploitation.

Read the entire piece "A Is for Animal: The Animal Userís Lexicon" here (PDF) (reprinted with permission from Joel Marks)

Joel Marks
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of New Haven
Bioethics Center Scholar, Yale University
Founder, Animal Ethics Group, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
[email protected]

Read more of Joel's work at Publications on Animal Ethics.

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