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Dr Richard Ryder - Speciesism and suffering

Dr Richard Ryder is a British psychologist and philosopher, who invented the concept of 'speciesism' in Oxford in 1970 while co-initiating the modern animal rights movement.

In this exclusive extra interview, Dr Ryder explains the concept, how attitudes to animals have changed in recent decades, and why it is the capacity for suffering, rather than intelligence, that should be reason to grant rights to non-human creatures.

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