speciesism

(redirected from Speciecism)

spe·cies·ism

 (spē′shē-zĭz′əm, -sē-)
n.
Intolerance or discrimination on the basis of species, especially as manifested by cruelty to or exploitation of animals by humans.

spe′cies·ist′ adj. & n.

speciesism

(ˈspiːʃiːzˌɪzəm)
n
(Environmental Science) a belief of humans that all other species of animals are inferior and may therefore be used for human benefit without regard to the suffering inflicted
[C20: from species + -ism]
ˈspeciesist adj