Anthropocentrism

Anthropocentrism (n) - regard for the human being as the central fact of the universe and the final aim and end of the universe.  To view and interpret everything in terms of human experience and values.

Because animals are only afforded the status of chattel property under the law (and in the prevailing ethos of our global community), the span and scope of animal exploitation may far exceed what one would reasonably fathom.  Below is just a mere sample of the innumerable ways in which we use animals, the suffering we inflict upon them, and the blatant disregard for their inherent value as members of the moral community.   Your independent research on the following anthropocentric practices is highly encouraged.

Animal Actors ❁ Animal Sacrifice ❁ Aquariums ❁ Bear Baiting ❁ Bear Bile Farming ❁ Bestiality ❁ Black Market Ivory ❁ Bullfighting ❁ Bushmeat Trade ❁ Camel Wrestling ❁ Canned Hunting ❁ Circuses ❁ Classroom Pets ❁ Conformation Shows ❁ Coral Reef Souvenirs ❁ Cow Fighting ❁ Crab ❁ Vending Machines ❁ Crush Films ❁ Culling ❁ Dancing Bears ❁ Dissection ❁ Diving Horses ❁ Dog Fighting ❁ Dog Meat Trade ❁ Dog Sledding ❁ Dolphin Drive Hunting ❁ Donkey Basketball ❁ Elephant Painters ❁ Exotic Pet Trade ❁ Factory Farming ❁ Fish Pedicures ❁ Fishing ❁ Foie Gras ❁ Fur Farming ❁ Fur Trapping ❁ Gorilla Poaching ❁ Greyhound Racing ❁ Hare Coursing ❁ Honey Harvesting ❁ Horse-Drawn Carriages ❁ Horse Fighting ❁ Horse Meat Slaughter ❁ Horse Racing ❁ Household Pets ❁ Insect Fighting ❁ Kangaroo Boxing ❁ Kangaroo Harvesting ❁ K-9 Units ❁ Leech Therapy ❁ Live Animal Keychains ❁ Live Feather Plucking ❁ Live Fish Eating ❁ Live Lobster Claw Machines ❁ Live Pigeon Shoots ❁ Livestock Auctions ❁ Mail Order Frog-O Spheres ❁ Marine Mammal Parks ❁ Monkey Waiters ❁ Party Rentals ❁ Pig Roasts ❁ Pony Rides ❁ Porcupine Quill Jewelry ❁ Puppy mills ❁ Roadside Attractions ❁ Rodeos ❁ Shark Finning ❁ Shock Art ❁ Seal Slaughter ❁ Seeing Eye Dogs ❁ Snake Charming ❁ Snake Massages ❁ Snake Wine ❁ Supermarket Lobsters ❁ Taxidermy ❁ Tiger Bone Wine ❁ Trophy Hunting ❁ Turkey Bowling ❁ War Animals ❁ Whaling ❁ Wool Shearing ❁ Vivisection ❁ Zoos