Racism = ageism = sexism = classism = homophobia = speciesism. They are all disgusting negative prejudices which purpose is to oppress and control others. They all come from a place of unreasonable hatred and are usually learnt and indoctrinated behaviour.
All these fit the disturbed "Nazi mentality", the "I'm better than you just because" sick mindset.
A person does NOT have more moral value than another one just because they are male or female, they are black or white, they are 20 or 70 years old, or they have billions in their bank account.
When it comes to animals, we have speciesism, which has existed along all the vile past injustices, and still continues to exist, making non-human animals the most abused and longest suffering beings in our history.
There's only one way to obliterate speciesism, which is the same one as for all the other cruelties: total abolition. No bigger cages, no fantasy-humane killings, no pointless bullshit welfarism.
It's simply about granting all innocent beings their inherent rights of respect, freedom, and equality. And animals are the most innocent and vulnerable victims.
Just like Captain Paul Watson says, "If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights." ~