Nonhumans are our slaves. We use them to satisfy our ends. Speciesism allows this by degrading nonhumans into the class of things and resources. Some members of this slave class, an infinitesimal proportion, are viewed affectionately and treated relatively well. Yet the fundamental relationship of subjugation and domination remains constant. Even the most doted upon slaves are still slaves.
~ Nathan E. Schneider (September 6, 2008)