Animal Liberation

Animal Liberation

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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's brilliantly argued preface makes clear, this book is as relevant now as the day it was written.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 27mm | 485g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1
  • 0712674446
  • 9780712674447
  • 274,608

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"Probably the single most influential document in the history of recent movements concerned with animal welfare"
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"It galvanised a generation into action. Groups sprang up around the world, equipped with a new vocabulary, a new set of ethics and a new sense of mission...Singer's book is widely known as the bible of the animal liberation movement." * Independent on Sunday * "A reasoned plea for the humane treatment of animals that galvanised the animal-rights movement the way the Rachel Carson's Silent Spring drew activists to environmentalism." * New York Times * "Probably the single most influential document in the history of recent movements concerned with animal welfare" * Guardian * "In my mind, it is one the most important books of the last 100 years. It expands our moral horizons beyond our own species and is thereby a major evolution in ethics" -- Peter Tatchell * Ecologist * "One of the most important books of the past 100 years... a major evolution in ethics" -- Peter Tatchell * The Week *
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About Peter Singer

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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