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Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement

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Henry Spira is a lifelong activist and founder of the modern animal rights movement. Inspired by the thinking of Peter Singer in the early 1970s, Henry turned Singer's ethical lessons into action, launching campaigns against organisations whose practices caused unnecessary suffering to animas. He has taken on some of the most powerful companies in America, including Revlon ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Dec 16, 2014 Peacegal rated it really liked it
For more than a century, anti-vivisection societies had been campaigning against animal experiments without having the slightest impact. … While they put out their strongly worded leaflets condemning animal experimentation, the number of animals used in research grew from a few hundred a year to an estimated 20 million. … The antivivisection movement had been in existence for more than a century without ever stopping a single experiment.

And then along came Henry Spira.

Spria’s campaigning on be
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This book is so inspiring! Henry Spira became an animal rights activist at the age of 45 in 1973, before there was an animal rights movement. Written by Peter Singer, this is the story of Henry's incredible work on behalf of animals. He was a very sophisticated and pragmatic strategist. His first campaign--aimed at some rather ludicrous animal research at the Museum of Natural History--represented the very first time that anyone was ever successful in ending any animal experimentation, despite t ...more
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Really interesting book about a man who single-handedly made huge strides in many animal welfare issues. Written by Peter Singer who offers a fantastic perspective. Respectfully written from a neutral and fact-based perspective. Uplifting & motivating.
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Henry Spira was one of a kind. I learned so much about strategy and the history of the animal rights movement from this. I'm not a big Singer fan, but this is easy to read and VERY inspiring.
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Peter Albert David Singer is an Australian philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), University of Melbourne. He specializes in applied ethics, approaching ethical issues from a secular preference utilitarian perspective.

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