Regan is also the author of several widely used textbooks on moral and social thought, as well as countless articles on animal rights and related issues his argument is extensively laid out in his 1983 the case for animal rights. Additionally, pollan argues the need to have animals on the farm for natural soil fertilization, which is a legitimate ecological issue, but does not offer other solutions of compost or human animal manure. In animal liberation singer writes about the cruelty of factory farming by going behind the scenes he exposes the reality of the dreadful cruelty inflicted on animals and dispels the idyllic myth that many people have of farming portrayed in advertising and other media propaganda. In this newly revised and expanded edition, author peter singer exposes the chilling realities of today's factory forms and product-testing procedures--offering sound, humane solutions to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue.
Born in melbourne, australia, in 1946, peter singer attended the university of melbourne, where he earned both a ba and an ma in philosophy in 1969 he enrolled at the university of oxford, receiving his bphil degree from the school two years later. Since its original publication in 1975, animal liberation has inspired a worldwide movement to give increased rights to animals in this revised and expanded edition, singer includes new information about today's factory farms and product-testing procedures. On may 27, 2015, as the us supreme court deliberated about the marriage rights of same-sex couples and the legacy of the voting rights act, a new york times interview with utilitarian bioethicist peter singer, famous for his philosophical work on animal liberation, asked us to consider another kind of bias: speciesism.
I had an interesting lecture today in which peter singer came up singer is an interesting philosopher in so far as he is, like me, a utilitarian and a consequentialist, but i nonetheless find myself from time to time in conflict with him. In animal liberation, author peter singer exposes the chilling realities of today's factory farms and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue an important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike. 1 the moral considerability of animals to say that a being deserves moral consideration is to say that there is a moral claim that this being can make on those who can recognize such claims. A moral wake-up call from one of the most influential and controversial ethicists of our time, animal liberation tackles an emotionally charged social issue with a compelling rational argument in a rousing and riveting listen. The fourth edition of peter singer's influential work, animal liberation, includes a new preface by the author hailing the many recent victories of the modern animal rights movement in securing concrete benefits and protections for animals.
More than forty years have passed since peter singer published his ground-breaking book animal liberation in 1975 it is often described as 'the bible' of the modern animal movement. Until we boycott meat, and all other products of animal factories, we are, each one of us, contributing to the continued existence, prosperity, and growth of factory farming and all the other cruel practices used in rearing animals for food. Peter singer, in full peter albert david singer, (born july 6, 1946, melbourne, australia), australian ethical and political philosopher best known for his work in bioethics and his role as one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement.
Peter singer discusses some of these issues in his article, animal liberation and how this freedom will take time and commitment singer talks about the harsh treatments of these farm animals and the factory farming that goes on behind the scenes. In 1975, peter singer released animal liberation: the definitive classic of the animal movement many undergraduates who study social or environmental ethics have been exposed to the expurgated version of this text: singer's article all animals are equal. Factory farm animals need liberation in the most literal sense veal calves are kept in stalls five feet by two feet they are usually slaughtered when about four months old, and have been too big to turn in their stalls for at least a month.
― peter singer, animal liberation tags: the energy intensive factory farming methods of the industrialised nations are responsible for the consumption of huge. The impact of animal liberation on farming practice and medical research on live animals has been substantial, and this is what is meant by the claim that singer is the most influential philosopher alive.
In animal liberation, author peter singer exposes the chilling realities of today's factory farms and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. Peter singer people , wild , animals , you , capture , go my own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations. 1 the phrase animal liberation appeared in the press for the first time on the april 5, 1973, cover of the new york review of books under that heading, i discussed animals, men and morals, a collection of essays on our treatment of animals, which was edited by stanley and roslind godlovitch and john harris[^1] [. Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues we love to explain the parallels between sexism and speciecism, or compare animal farming with slavery.