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Scala Naturae

The Scala Naturae Is Alive and Well in Modern Times

Lori Marino, PhD | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Lori Marino, PhD

As long as we view ourselves as "higher than" or "qualitatively different from" the other animals, we will continue to make assumptions about them that promote abuse and exploitation. The Scala Naturae gives us license to exploit other animals because they are seen as being further down the ladder.