The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity

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Paola Cavalieri, Peter Singer
Macmillan, 1993 - Nature - 312 pages
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A compelling and revolutionary work that calls for the immediate extension of our human rights to the great apes.

The Great Ape Project looks forward to a new stage in the development of the community of equals, whereby the great apes-chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans-will actually receive many of the same protections and rights that are already accorded to humans.

This profound collection of thirty-one essays by the world's most distinguished observers of free-living apes make up a uniquely satisfying whole, blending observation and interpretation in a highly persuasive case for a complete reassessment of the moral status of our closest kin.

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Look an orangutan straight in the eye and what do you see? A none-too-distant cousin, say animal-rightists Cavalieri and Singer (Making Babies, 1985, etc.)—a creature worthy of all the legal rights ... Read full review

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Proclaiming "the extension of the community of equals'' of human beings to include chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, this book presents "A Declaration on Great Apes,'' demanding the right to life ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Paola Cavalieri is the editor of the Milan-based quarterly review Etica e Animali.

Peter Singer, the renowned philosopher and bioethicist, is the author of Animal Liberation, the classic work that helped launch the modern Animal Rights movement. He teaches at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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