反物种歧视世界日| 日内瓦千人游行,为动物的应有利益呐喊

世界上,每年有640亿动物死于屠宰厂、实验室,一万亿动物在渔网中窒息而死……为结束这种现状,在瑞士日内瓦,数千人行走在烈日炎炎之下,要求保护地球所有生物的权利,捍卫它们的利益。

In our societies our relationship with animals is based on speciesism. By analogy with racism and sexism, speciesism refers to an ideology that considers the lives and interests of animals as insignificant just because they are of a different species. Speciesism is untenable because humans are not the only ones to feel emotions and therefore we have to respect the lives and interests of the other sentient beings who share this planet with us.

在人类社会,我们与动物之间的关系是基于物种歧视的。类似种族歧视和性别歧视,物种歧视是指人类对动物的一种偏见——因为动物属于其他物种,就认为动物的生命和利益微不足道。物种歧视是站不住脚的,因为人类不是世界上唯一有感情的物种,所以我们必须尊重这个星球上其他物种的生命和利益。

Injustices of the past, such as slavery and the low status assigned to women, have been abolished or reduced. They too were so embedded in the collective consciousness that they were thought to be eternal. But history has shown the opposite and we can easily imagine that one day slaughterhouses will be deemed to be a symbol of barbarity. More and more of us are beginning to take a stand against injustice to animals, which has become one of the most important social debates of our time.

历史上的不公正的制度和观念,例如奴隶制以及社会对女性的歧视,已经被废除或者大大减轻了。这些观念曾经深深根植于人们的意识中,以至于被认为它们将会永存,但是历史已经将它们推翻了。因此,我们可以很容易设想,有一天屠宰场也终将会被视为是残暴的象征。越来越多的人开始站出来反对动物歧视,这已经渐渐成为这个时代最重要的社会辩题之一。

The goal of the World Day for the End of Speciesism is to denounce the unjust ideology that makes this barbarity possible.

反物种歧视世界日的目标在于谴责这种不公正的意识,这种践行着残暴的理念。

In Switzerland, the March for the End of Speciesism is organised by the association PEA (Pour l’égalité animale).

在瑞士,反物种歧视游行由PEA协会(Pour l’égalité animale)组织开展。

We are working for a world that takes the lives and interests of all into consideration. This world is already on its way. Let’s work together so that it arrives as soon as possible!

我们正携手创造一个关爱所有生命,捍卫所有应得利益的世界,这个世界正在向我们走来。让我们一起努力,让这个新世界及早来临!


虽然众说纷纭,但出发点是善待动物,拯救动物等于拯救世界,人类只有与一切生灵和谐友好地共处,才会真正享有风调雨顺、富足平安的生活。让世界少一丝恐惧,一点仇恨;增添一份祥和,一缕温暖,一分欢喜…… 

欧亚时报记者 Diane Yang Altea

中文翻译 Summer

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