The Book That Started A Revolution
Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere -- inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past.
In this newly revised and expanded edition, author P...more
On a very simple analysis, if you are guilty about existing and using the planets resources then this book will confirm your views and help you to rationalise your thoughts.
If you feel that you are part of nature and have every right to exist and survive (just like every other creature) then you can ...more
Animal liberation must have been a shocking book, a revelation to many people about the unfair use and abuse animals suffer because of our insatiable search for pleasure, our ignor ...more
I assumed that it would be just philosophicaly centered all the way through, with a few references here and there to shed light on what animals actualy go through behind the scenes. I was pleasently surprised that he dedicated two whole chapters to describing the realities behind animal testing and factory farming.
Modern philosopher Peter Singer argues--both abstractly and with detailed, concrete examples--that we are currently "speciesist" who must acknowledge that animals may not be our intellectual equals, but the relevant question is whether they, like we, suffer. He documents how they can and do, both psychologically and physically, in animal experimen ...more
Human beings are not the only creatures capable of suffering or having interests. Singer published this classic work to convince the lay reader of this self-evident argument back in the 1970s, and has commanded various updated editions, this most recent in 2002.
There are moral arguments to be made against the wholesale slaughter of cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals. The conditions in which they are now bred, especially in the United States, seems to maximize stress and suffering ...more
In fact, my complaint with this book is the same as my complaint with welfarism and utilitarian theories of animal ethics as a whole: it acknowledges the problem of animal abuse without strikin ...more
Maybe "Animal Liberation" had some points compared to the times it was written but ...more
I've found out from my own personal experience, that many people get defensive when talking about these issues. It's as if we know we ...more
Han tar upp ett antal argument, starka argument, för varför vi ska sluta exploatera andra djur.
Ett ständigt dilemma för mig själv. Var går gränsen, för mig?
Jo, jag är ...more
There are a few issues that I had with the 1990 edition that I read - which may have been addressed in later editions but I doubt that some have. The issues I'm talking about that may have been addressed in later editions are Singer's usage of the ableist slur 'retard' when referring to the mentally disabled and his implication that HIV and AIDS are a homosexual disease. Of course thi ...more
He has served, on two occasions, as chair of phil ...more