Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?


Chapman & Huffman refute common claims used to justify human species distinctions, and they critique the animal cruelty that has resulted from this privileged status. I raise related questions for further study of the roots of human exceptionalism and about whether aspiring to be more like our fellow animals might be part of the solution.

Author Biography

Carrie P. Freeman writes about environmental communication, critical animal studies, activist communication, and media ethics. In 2014, she published the vegan advocacy book Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights. She co-authors the style guide for responsible representations of animals. Website