Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

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In his introduction, Peter Singer writes: "This book is about the tyranny of human over non-human animals. This tyranny has caused and today is still causing an amount of pain and suffering that can only be compared with that which resulted from centuries of tyranny by white humans over black humans." Now you may read the 2nd Edition of the 1975 classic that inspired a world-wide movement.

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Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.
Published April 14, 2015 by Open Road Media. 324 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Without hysteria, Singer points out the suffering much scientific research involves for animals, and the sheer uselessness of employing animal subjects to duplicate previous results (as is too often the case) or provide a cheap and convenient alternative to other investigative methods.

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The New Republic

Humans do indeed have a moral obligation to promote animal welfare, but they are also entitled to use animals, particularly if the use of animals alleviates human suffering. Smith’s defense of human exceptionalism piggybacks (if you’ll pardon the expression) on his work in medical ethics.

Jul 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Animal Liberation

London Review of Books

From being disdained as the crackpot preserve of cat-crazed grannies and soppy misanthropes, animal liberation has become a respectable political movement, founded on an articulated moral system and capable of effecting real change in the treatment of animals.

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National Review Online

In his 1990 update of Animal Liberation, for example, Singer called medical research with animals an odious form of “speciesism” and urged that “the interests of animals” be “given equal consideration with similar interest of human beings.” The consequences of this paradigm shift, he wrote, would...

Nov 30 2006 | Read Full Review of Animal Liberation

The New York Review of Books

I have never based my position on the claim that nonhuman animals have “inalienable rights.” (Nor do I think that human beings in civilized society have inalienable rights.) My position, as stated briefly in my recent article and more fully in Animal Liberation, is simply that similar interests m...

Mar 28 1985 | Read Full Review of Animal Liberation

The New York Review of Books

Of course, Maier himself does not admit that thirty years of extremely painful animal experimentation was a waste of time—it would be difficult for him to do so, given that at the time he wrote the paper from which I quote, he had himself, with the assistance of the taxpayer, been inducing “learn...

Nov 05 1992 | Read Full Review of Animal Liberation

The New York Review of Books

Quotes The modern [animal rights] movement may be dated to the 1975 publication of the book Animal Liberation by Australian philosopher Peter Singer.— Newsweek Singer’s documentation is unrhetorical and unemotional, his arguments tight and formidable, for he bases his case on ne...

Jan 01 1990 | Read Full Review of Animal Liberation

The New York Review of Books

We are familiar with Black Liberation, Gay Liberation, and a variety of other movements.

Apr 05 1973 | Read Full Review of Animal Liberation

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