Animal Liberation

Animal Liberation

by Peter Singer
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Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

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 Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory forms" and product-testing procedures — offering sound, humane 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 alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060011574
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)

About the Author

Peter Singer's other books include Writings on an Ethical Life, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save, among many others. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.

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Animal Liberation 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book again. I read it over 4 years ago and decided to try being a vegetarian. I had already considered doing so for sometime but had never fully commited. My goal was to try for one week and then go from there. I have not eaten any type of animal since. And whenever I have a discussion on animal rights, someone always says 'You eat meat don't you?' I am proud to respond that I do not and will never do so again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have ever met some one who did not consume animal products it is likely that the reasoning contained within this book led to their decision. For atleast the past decade in nearly every University level ethics class students have been asked to read and respond to the reasoning Singer puts forth in this book. In the thirty something years since it's release no one has successfully argued against him and this cannot be said for any other philosophers work on an issue as large as the one he addresses. In a short period of time those responsible for silencing Singer's voice will lose their ability to do so any longer. I recommend familiarizing yourself with his thought, specifically with this book, before you have it crammed down your throat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and heart breaking. It is good for anyone, not just animal rights activists or vegetarians. It honestly describes the hell animals go through on a daily basis. I had considered becoming a vegetarian for quite some time, but after reading this book, I knew the time was now. I havent't eaten meat since finishing it. This book tells you of things that the medical, cosmetic, meat and milk industries don't want you to know. Very imformative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must-read for anyone interested in animal advocacy or in learning more about how our lives affect the suffering of others, human or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This amazing book is generally considered the most basic and convincing introduction to the issue of our treatment of animals. It forcefully refutes the commonly asserted idea that humans are usually more important than animals, and doesn't shy away from description of exactly how animals are curently 'enslaved.' This book sparked the modern animal rights movement and is likely to remain a classic for years to come. Whatever your position on animal rights, Animal Liberation is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read a philosophical book as clear, lucid, easy-to-read, and impeccably rational one as this. This book truly opened my eyes, challenging attitudes we all unthinkingly take for granted and showing them completely untenable. This book will completely change your worldview and make you rethink so much of what seemed obvious before. There is no better book to challenge your ideas, and to come out a better person for it. This is a magnificent work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for everyone! Whether you are a vegetarian or an avid hunter, this book is one that demands to be read and taken into consideration. Everyone can learn and benefit from the extensive information that Singer has thoroughly researched and compiled into one indispensable book. I recommend it to everyone! Prepare to learn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The concept of 'speciesism' is rather odious since it portrays as trivial the true evil that exists of oppressing people and making a moral distinction between this and using animals for human benefit. Is the sanctity of human life progressively 'evolving' toward a point where a group of self-appointed decision makers literally hold each of our deaths in their collective/individual hands? Beware of the subversion of their language-making 'moral' distinctions where none are/were ever intended. Let them choose amongst themselves whom will be the beneficiary of one of their organs when his/her time to 'die' draws nigh.