By Peter Singer
The groundbreaking publication that challenged the ethics of our remedy of animals and jump-started the animal rights movement—with a brand new preface by means of the writer
First released in 1975, Animal Liberation created a sensation upon its unencumber, shaking the world's philosophical and animal-protection circles to their cores. Now, 40 years later, Peter Singer's landmark paintings nonetheless looms huge as a foundational and canonical textual content of animal advocacy. Arguing that every one beings in a position to soreness deserve equivalent attention, Singer contends that the one justifiable remedy of animals is that which maximizes strong and minimizes agony. In reading the cruelty of manufacturing unit farming and the exploitation, either advertisement and clinical, of laboratory animals, he identifies one of those "ethical blindness" and demands political action.
an ethical warning sign from the most influential and debatable ethicists of our time, Animal Liberation tackles an emotionally charged social factor with a compelling rational argument in a rousing and riveting read.
This e-book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, together with infrequent photographs from the author's own assortment.
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Dr. ”4 Barnes resigned and has become a strong opponent of animal experimentation; but experiments using the Primate Equilibrium Platform have continued. Project X lifted the veil on one kind of experiment conducted by the military. We have now examined that in a little detail, although it would take a long time to describe all the forms of radiation and chemical warfare agents tested, in varying doses, on monkeys in the Primate Equilibrium Platform. What we now need to grasp is that this is just one very small part of the total amount of military experimentation on animals.
Some of the worst military experiments are carried out at a place known as AFRRI—the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Apart from the complexity of the cerebral cortex (which does not directly perceive pain) their nervous systems are almost 43 identical to ours and their reactions to pain remarkably similar, though lacking (so far as we know) the philosophical and moral overtones. 9 In Britain, three separate expert government committees on matters relating to animals have accepted the conclusion that animals feel pain. After noting the obvious behavioral evidence for this view, the members of the Committee on Cruelty to Wild Animals, set up in 1951, said: … we believe that the physiological, and more particularly the anatomical, evidence fully justifies and reinforces the commonsense belief that animals feel pain.
Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (40th Anniversary Edition) by Peter Singer