Animal Liberation

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Pimlico, 1995 - Animal rights - 320 pages
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How should we treat non-human animals?

In this immensely powerful and influential book, Peter Singer addresses this simple question with trenchant, dispassionate reasoning. Accompanied by the disturbing evidence of factory farms and laboratories, his answers triggered the birth of the animal rights movement.

In the decades since this landmark classic first appeared, some public attitudes to animals may have changed but our continued abuse of animals in factory farms and as tools for research shows that the underlying ideas Singer exposes as ethically indefensible are still dominating the way we treat animals. As Yuval Noah Harari‚e(tm)s brilliantly argued preface makes clear, this book is as relevant now as the day it was written.

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User Review  - JorgeCarvajal - LibraryThing

In the first half of the book, Singer opens our eyes in regards to how we treat the staggering majority of animals today. In the the second half, he shows us the way to a more ethical life. All with overwhelming evidence, using reason, logic, and unbiased scientific reference. Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

I read this book for some background research. A philosopher with a specialty in ethics, Singer discusses "specieism" (prejudice toward non-human animals) and offers vivid accounts of its most ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Peter Singer is an internationall renowned moral philosopher. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, New York University, University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of California at Irvine, the La Trobe University and Monash University, Melbourne. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Professor Singer was the founding President of Animal Liberation (Victoria) and is co-founder and President of The Great Ape Project, an international effort to obtain basic rights for chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans.

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