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SUMMARY Animal Liberation

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 I write this review from a place of some biasSausages Rotisserie chicken Lamb chops Bratwurst Roast Beef These words marked out the evenings of my childhood We ate meat twice a day and on holidays thrice moving through the day from a bacon fry up to a ham sandwich to a steak with mushroom sauce A meal without meat was considered incomplete and vegetarianism was a scorned and alien disease that infected no one among my family or friendsI was no supermarket meat eater hiding from the realities of the slaughterhouse My father took me into faraway mountains and across deep seas where we wielded rifle rod and spear in anticipation of the evening's cook pot while never contemplating the lives ended at our handsAnd yet I became a Vego A tofu muncher A salad scarer The scourge of the suburban B B Seventeen years ago when I first considered becoming a vegetarian this book Peter Singer's Animal Liberation was the catalyst that pushed me over the line As a result this book holds a special place in my heart as a road marker on the trail of my own personal philosophyMy bias aside Animal Liberation is a powerful work by a renowned ethicist and a fantastic introduction to the ethical arguments for cessation or at least reduction of animal slaughter and animal experimentation Singer is no mung bean guzzling hippy blowhard He is a serious currently working at Princeton and often controversial thinker and he brings rigour to his arguments against the way we treat animals He argues strongly and effectively that to treat sentient beings poorly than we do our fellow humans is simply speciesism a neologism that has stuck with me since I encountered itI personally find his arguments convincing and his conclusions sound Of course I'm a long time vegetarian so depending on your views of how red in claw nature is or where exactly you like to see yourself in the hierarchy of the food chain you may not get the mileage I do from a tankful of SingerFor the weak of stomach be aware that some of what is discussed in Animal Liberation is pretty damn disturbing Horrible animal experiments cruel slaughter and cruelty in general all share the page here but hey using animal products and products tested on animals makes us all culpable for these abuses so the least we can do is bear witness and acknowledge that we have caused great pain to our fellow earthlingsAnyway if you're at all interested in this topic or ethics in general read this book Animal Liberation was one of the first mainstream books on the ethics of our treatment of animals when it was published in 1975 and you've probably encountered its literary and ethical children already but the old warhorse is still worth a look and bears its heavy burdens wellPostscript This book includes recipes so if you're so fired up by Singer's arguments that you immediately swear off animal products you can flick to the back and make yourself a vego meal A seventies style vego meal if you have an older edition L'Islam pour les nuls from a place of some biasSausages Rotisserie chicken Lamb chops Bratwurst Roast Beef These words marked out the evenings of my childhood We ate meat twice a day and on holidays thrice moving through the day La question de Palestine, tome 1 : 1799-1921 from a bacon Les Femmes du prophète fry up to a ham sandwich to a steak with mushroom sauce A meal without meat was considered incomplete and vegetarianism was a scorned and alien disease that infected no one among my PENSEE ARABE family or Le mois le plus long. Ramadan à Istanbul friendsI was no supermarket meat eater hiding Figures du Palestinien: Identité des origines, identité de devenir from the realities of the slaughterhouse My Le Vent jaune : Récits father took me into L'inconscient de l'islam faraway mountains and across deep seas where we wielded rifle rod and spear in anticipation of the evening's cook pot while never contemplating the lives ended at our handsAnd yet I became a Vego A tofu muncher A salad scarer The scourge of the suburban B B Seventeen years ago when I L'Expansion musulmane, VIIe-XIe siècles, 5e édition first considered becoming a vegetarian this book Peter Singer's Animal Liberation was the catalyst that pushed me over the line As a result this book holds a special place in my heart as a road marker on the trail of my own personal philosophyMy bias aside Animal Liberation is a powerful work by a renowned ethicist and a L'Inconscient de l'islam fantastic introduction to the ethical arguments Les Palestiniens dans le siècle for cessation or at least reduction of animal slaughter and animal experimentation Singer is no mung bean guzzling hippy blowhard He is a serious currently working at Princeton and often controversial thinker and he brings rigour to his arguments against the way we treat animals He argues strongly and effectively that to treat sentient beings poorly than we do our Le Gouvernement divin. Islam et conception politique du monde fellow humans is simply speciesism a neologism that has stuck with me since I encountered itI personally Les Barbaresques (TEMPUS t. 220) find his arguments convincing and his conclusions sound Of course I'm a long time vegetarian so depending on your views of how red in claw nature is or where exactly you like to see yourself in the hierarchy of the Sur la frontière food chain you may not get the mileage I do Palestine 47 : Un partage avorté from a tankful of SingerFor the weak of stomach be aware that some of what is discussed in Animal Liberation is pretty damn disturbing Horrible animal experiments cruel slaughter and cruelty in general all share the page here but hey using animal products and products tested on animals makes us all culpable MARIAGE DE LA PAIX for these abuses so the least we can do is bear witness and acknowledge that we have caused great pain to our L'amour en Islam de l'enchantement à l'étouffement fellow earthlingsAnyway if you're at all interested in this topic or ethics in general read this book Animal Liberation was one of the Lawrence d'Arabie first mainstream books on the ethics of our treatment of animals when it was published in 1975 and you've probably encountered its literary and ethical children already but the old warhorse is still worth a look and bears its heavy burdens wellPostscript This book includes recipes so if you're so Le monde méditerranéen, 15.000 ans d'histoire fired up by Singer's arguments that you immediately swear off animal products you can La Tragédie de l'islam moderne flick to the back and make yourself a vego meal A seventies style vego meal if you have an older edition

REVIEW ✓ SIGMAENCLOSURES.CO.UK ☆ Peter Singer

The cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past 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 human Animal Liberation is credited with launching the animal rights movement in the industrialized world when it was first published in 1975 by the then relatively unknown Peter Singer You can blame all of the illogical stupidity of PETA on this book But PETA's antics tend to blind people to any logical discussion of the real points in Animal Liberation Singer does not support the animal rights movement epitomized by PETA but holds many of the same views referred to as speciesism based on a logical examination of the practices of the industrialized societies in their use of animals The examination is based on Utilitarian morals and ethics and you have to read the book with that frame of mind even if you don't agree you have to be open to utilitarian ideas to understand some of what Singer is talking aboutMost people in the industrial world are far removed from how their food is produced and how their beauty products or drugs are tested and approved This blinds many people to the true magnitude of the use of animals in sustaining or modern standard of living Animal liberation strips off the blinders and exposes the realities of our system of animal exploitation Animal Liberation is an academic book on ethics but is also in your face and readableI first read Animal Liberation when I worked in the fish store back in C'ville One of our regular customers was a post doc biologist at the university She came in one day to buy 100 Zebra Danios to be used in an experiment I'm not sure now what the exact nature of the experiment was but Jason argued with her and said he would not sell them to her if she was going to 'cut their heads open and stick electrodes in their brains' Jason continues to argue by asking her 'have you even read Animal Liberation?' to which she responded 'yes have you?' The only thing Jason could say was 'um No actually'Even though Jason John and myself had for a time been vegetarian neither Jason or I had read Animal Liberation yet and I'm not sure if John had finished it yet We'd become vegetarians based on discussion of the principles in Animal Liberation with several of our customers and friends including a ethics teacher at the university This was when I picked up my first copy of the book figuring that I could not speak intelligently about the decision I had made could not even justify the decision unless I had actually read the book I'm glad it was Jason and not me that got caught on the soap box without being preparedIf it's hard to imagine going vegetarian or vegan read Animal Liberation and then think about it It's hard for anyone I've meet to read Animal Liberation and not change their lifestyle in some way Not everyone goes vegetarian or vegan but they all change some the arguments are compelling and the images and examples of humans use of non humans are graphic and disturbing Histoire du Proche-Orient contemporain (Repères t. 654) factory Dr. Saoud et Mr. Djihad (Le monde comme il va) forms and product testing procedures offering sound human Animal Liberation is credited with launching the animal rights movement in the industrialized world when it was O Jérusalem first published in 1975 by the then relatively unknown Peter Singer You can blame all of the illogical stupidity of PETA on this book But PETA's antics tend to blind people to any logical discussion of the real points in Animal Liberation Singer does not support the animal rights movement epitomized by PETA but holds many of the same views referred to as speciesism based on a logical examination of the practices of the industrialized societies in their use of animals The examination is based on Utilitarian morals and ethics and you have to read the book with that AMNESIQUES frame of mind even if you don't agree you have to be open to utilitarian ideas to understand some of what Singer is talking aboutMost people in the industrial world are Histoire du Moyen-Orient (Poches essais t. 266) far removed L'Islam pour les nuls from how their La question de Palestine, tome 1 : 1799-1921 food is produced and how their beauty products or drugs are tested and approved This blinds many people to the true magnitude of the use of animals in sustaining or modern standard of living Animal liberation strips off the blinders and exposes the realities of our system of animal exploitation Animal Liberation is an academic book on ethics but is also in your Les Femmes du prophète face and readableI PENSEE ARABE first read Animal Liberation when I worked in the Le mois le plus long. Ramadan à Istanbul fish store back in C'ville One of our regular customers was a post doc biologist at the university She came in one day to buy 100 Zebra Danios to be used in an experiment I'm not sure now what the exact nature of the experiment was but Jason argued with her and said he would not sell them to her if she was going to 'cut their heads open and stick electrodes in their brains' Jason continues to argue by asking her 'have you even read Animal Liberation?' to which she responded 'yes have you?' The only thing Jason could say was 'um No actually'Even though Jason John and myself had Figures du Palestinien: Identité des origines, identité de devenir for a time been vegetarian neither Jason or I had read Animal Liberation yet and I'm not sure if John had Le Vent jaune : Récits finished it yet We'd become vegetarians based on discussion of the principles in Animal Liberation with several of our customers and L'inconscient de l'islam friends including a ethics teacher at the university This was when I picked up my L'Expansion musulmane, VIIe-XIe siècles, 5e édition first copy of the book L'Inconscient de l'islam figuring that I could not speak intelligently about the decision I had made could not even justify the decision unless I had actually read the book I'm glad it was Jason and not me that got caught on the soap box without being preparedIf it's hard to imagine going vegetarian or vegan read Animal Liberation and then think about it It's hard Les Palestiniens dans le siècle for anyone I've meet to read Animal Liberation and not change their lifestyle in some way Not everyone goes vegetarian or vegan but they all change some the arguments are compelling and the images and examples of humans use of non humans are graphic and disturbing

Peter Singer ☆ 1 READ

E solutions 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 Animal Liberation is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic ali An intriguing and informative book I'll give it 4 stars because it's well written and makes you think though I can't say I'd bother reading it againModern 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 euals but the relevant uestion is whether they like we suffer He documents how they can and do both psychologically and physically in animal experiments and in our food system He argues that we must seek to abolish animal experiments except insofar as we'd allow the same experiments on human whether humans in general or severely mentally disabled humans who have the capacity of animals that we should dramatically reform our factory food system and that we should become vegetarians Honestly it's hard to disagree with most of his argumentation Though I don't know that I plan to change the way I eat I must admit that the amount of physical and psychological that an animal goes through to become my dinner is remarkableuotesThe idea of 'The Rights of Animals' actually was once used to parody the case for women's rights When Mary Wollstonecraft a forerunner of later feminists published her Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792 her ideas were widely regarded as absurd and they were satirized in an anonymous publication entitled A Vindication of the Rights of Brutes p1Thomas Jefferson wrote but whatever be Black people's degree of talent it is no measure of their rights Because Sir Isaac Newton was superior to others in understanding he was not therefore lord of the person or property of others Singer's take If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends how can it entitle humans to exploit nonhumans for the same purpose? p6Bentham wrote The uestion is not Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but Can they suffer? p7Although Bentham speaks of “rights” in the passage I have uoted the argument is really about euality rather than about rights Indeed in a different passage Bentham famously described “natural rights” as “nonsense” and “natural and imprescriptable rights” as “nonsense upon stilts p8There are other differences between humans and animals that cause other complications Normal adult human beings have mental capacities which will in certain circumstances lead them to suffer than animals would in the same circumstances If for instance we decided to perform extremely painful or lethal scientific experiments on normal adult humans kidnapped at random from public parks for this purpose every adult who entered a park would become fearful that he or she would be kidnapped The resultant terror would be a form of suffering additional to the pain of the experimentThe same experiments performed on nonhuman animals would cause less suffering since the animals would not have the anticipatory dread of being kidnapped and experimented upon This does not mean of course that it would be right to perform the experiment on animals but only that there is a reason which is not speciesist for preferring to use animals rather than normal adult humans if the experiment is to be done at all It should be noted however that this same argument gives us a reason for preferring to use human infants orphans perhaps or retarded human beings for experiments rather than adults since infants and retarded human beings would also have no idea of what was going to happen to themSo far as this argument is concerned nonhuman animals and infants and retarded human beings are in the same category; and if we use this argument to justify experiments on non human animals we have to ask ourselves whether we are also prepared to allow experiments on human infants and retarded adults; and if we make a distinction between animals and these humans on what basis can we do it other than a bare faced and morally indefensible preference for members of our own species? p16I conclude then that a rejection of speciesism does not imply that all lives are of eual worth While self awareness the capacity to think ahead and have hopes and aspirations for the future the capacity for meaningful relations with others and so on are not relevant to the uestion of inflicting pain since pain is pain whatever other capacities beyond the capacity to feel pain the being may have these capacities are relevant to the uestion of taking life It is not arbitrary to hold that the life of a self aware beingis valuable than the life of a being without those capacities To see the difference between the issues of inflicting pain and taking life consider how we would choose within our own species If we had to choose to save the life of the normal human being or a mentally defective human being we would probably choose to save the life of the normal one; but if we had to choose between preventing pain in the normal human being or in the mentally defective imagine that both have received painful but superficial injuries and we only have enough painkiller for one of them it is not nearly so clear how we ought to choose p20I shall have nothing or virtually nothing to say about these things because as I indicated in the preface to this edition this book is not a compendium of all the nasty things we do to animals p22For most human beings especially in modern urban and suburban communities the most direct form of contact with non human animals is at mealtimes we eat them p95Companies that had no connection with agriculture have become farmers on a huge scale in order to gain tax concessions or diversify profits Greyhound Corporation now produces turkeys and your roast beef may have come from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance p97The sufferings of laying chickens begin early in life The newly hatched chicks are sorted into males and females by a 'chick puller' Since male chicks have no commercial value they are discarded Some companies gas the little birds but often they are dumped alive into a plastic sack and allowed to suffocate under the weight of the other chicks dumped on top of them Others are ground up while still alive to be turned into feed for their sisters p108On castration Anesthetics are generally not used p145More than a third of North America is taken up with grazing p166The Bible tells us that God made man in His own image We may regard this as man making God in his own image Either way it allots human beings a special position in the universe p187In 1821 Richard Martin a land owner in Galway proposed a law to prevent the ill treatment of horses The following account conveys the tone of the ensuing debate 'When Alderman C Smith suggested that protection should be given to asses there were such howls of laughter that The Times reporter could hear little of what was said When the Chairman repeated this proposal the laughter was intensified Another member said that Martin would be legislating for dogs next which caused a further roar of mirth and a cry of “And cats” sent the House into convulsions' p204Benjamin Franklin used the same argument the weakness of which Paley exposed as a justification for returning to a flesh diet after some years as a vegetarian In his Autobiography he accounts how he was watching some friends fishing and noticed that some of the fish they caught had eaten other fish He therefore concluded 'If you eat one another I don't see why we may not eat you' Franklin however was at least honest than some who use this argument for he admits that he reached this conclusion only after the fish was in the frying pan and began to smell 'admirably well'; and he adds that one of the advantages of being a 'reasonable creature' is that one can find a reason for whatever one wants to do p209Singer uotes Schopenhauer arguing that vegetarianism is not morally obligatory because Northerners need to eat meat unlike say vegetarians in India whose existence he could not deny Singer also uotes Bentham arguing that vegetarianism is not called for because animals are probably happier being raised for food than struggling to exist in the wild Singer then summarizes One cannot help feeling that in these passages Schopenhauer and Bentham lowered their normal standards of argument p210In the 19th century Lewis Gompertz the second secretary of the RSPCA was a strict vegetarian who refused to ride in horse drawn vehicles p232