Speciesism, by Joan Dunayer is the new book the Book Club will read through and discuss from Tuesday 5th March. Copies of the book will be available at all upcoming Book Club meetings. (From 5th, 19th Mar, 2nd, 16th, 30th Apr).

A Book-Club is where a group of people get together to discuss a book; express their opinions and ask questions.


  • Tuesday 5th March.
  • Tuesday 19th March.
  • Tuesday 2nd April.
  • Tuesday 16th April.
  • Tuesday 30th April.

If any questions aren’t answered on the night then Vegan Ireland members will research the issues raised.

To join the book club it is essential to book due to limited places. Send an email to vegansireland@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

About the Book:

Speciesism is a book by Joan Dunayer.

“Defining speciesism as “a failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect”, this brilliant work critiques speciesism both outside and inside the animal rights movement. Much moral philosophy, legal theory, and animal advocacy aimed at advancing nonhuman emancipation actually perpetuate speciesism, the book demonstrates. Speciesism examines philosophy, law, and activism in terms of three categories: “old speciesism”, “new speciesism”, and “species equality.”

How does it work?

Every fortnight for 5 meetings from the 5th March, the Book-Club will meet to discuss parts of Speciesism. Participants will have read a selected part prior to each meeting. Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the book. Further discussion is available on the Book Club’s online email forum.

It is essential that everyone participating obtain a copy of Speciesism Vegan Ireland will have copies at the Book-Club. A Book Club meeting will take place next Tues the 19th Feb which will cover a paper by Oscar Horta titled “What is Speciesism”. To receive a copy of this paper please email vegansireland@gmail.com

  • Book: Speciesism.
  • Where: Cornucopia, first floor, Wicklow St, Dublin 2.
  • Time: 6.30-8.30pm.
  • When: Starting 5th Mar, Tues (5th, 19th Mar, 2nd, 16th, 30th Apr).
  • Price: Free (Obtaining a copy of the book is essential).