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Anti-speciesism is a school of thought, born in the 1970s, which refuses the notion of species superiority. Anti-speciesists denounce the predetermined criteria tied to species membership, and notably to the domination of man over animals. They refuse the right to kill that the human being possesses over an animal, but are conscious that equality among species is impossible, as their capacities and intelligence are so variable. Defendants of anti-speciesism generally do not consume products that derive from animals.