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The London Affair oR meaningful relations withthers and so n are not relevant to the uestion f inflicting pain since pain is pain whatever Animal Experimentation and Testing other capacities beyond the capacity to feel pain the being may have these capacities are relevant to the uestionf taking life It is not arbitrary to hold that the life The Stars are Falling: Reasons to Believe We are Enslaved by the Serpent of a self aware beingis valuable than the lifef a being without those capacities To see the difference between the issues One Way Ticket to London of inflicting pain and taking life consider how we would choose withinur The Complete Book of Elves own species If we had to choose to save the lifef the normal human being Family Talk or a mentally defective human being we would probably choose to save the lifef the normal ne but if we had to choose between preventing pain in the normal human being r in the mentally defective imagine that both have received painful but superficial injuries and we Pawn Shop only have enough painkiller forne Alchemy of them it is not nearly so clear how weught to choose p20I shall have nothing Maury, Wednesday's child or virtually nothing to say about these things because as I indicated in the preface to this edition this book is not a compendiumf all the nasty things we do to animals p22For most human beings especially in modern urban and suburban communities the most direct form f contact with non human animals is at mealtimes we eat them p95Companies that had no connection with agriculture have become farmers n a huge scale in Overwhelmed by the Spirit: Empowered to Manifest the Glory of God Throughout the Earth order to gain tax concessionsr diversify profits Greyhound Corporation now produces turkeys and your roast beef may have come from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance p97The sufferings Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings 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 butften they are dumped alive into a plastic sack and allowed to suffocate under the weight Boundary Broken (Boundary Magic, of thether chicks dumped n top f 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 f North America is taken up with grazing p166The Bible tells us that God made man in His wn image We may regard this as man making God in his wn image Either way it allots human beings a special position in the universe p187In 1821 Richard Martin a land wner in Galway proposed a law to prevent the ill treatment Careless of horses The following account conveys the tonef the ensuing debate When Alderman C Smith suggested that protection should be given to asses there were such howls Competing for the Cup of laughter that The Times reporter could hear littlef 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 Fat Land of mirth and a cryf And cats sent the House into convulsions p204Benjamin Franklin used the same argument the weakness f 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 f the fish they caught had eaten Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York other fish He therefore concluded If you eatne 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 nly after the fish was in the frying pan and began to smell admirably well and he adds that ne Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie of the advantagesf being a reasonable creature is that ne can find a reason for whatever ne wants to do p209Singer uotes Schopenhauer arguing that vegetarianism is not morally Elmer 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 standardsf argument p210In the 19th century Lewis Gompertz the second secretary The Red Stockade of the RSPCA was a strict vegetarian who refused to ride in horse drawn vehicles p232 I was sitting in a doctor sffice many years ago when a young woman came ut f the doctor s ffice looked ver at me sitting in his waiting room and blared ut I just ruined by health by being a vegetarian It isn t easy being a vegetarian it sure wasn t for her so if anyone takes n this endeavor I hope they are well read up n the subject This book doesn t take this into account instead he says to not worry about your health it will be kay Then he says that he grows his wn food Of course if you have land if you make your soil nutritious and if you knew how to farm you could grow your wn food but in some years you will be wiped ut So you better learn how to can your wn food which would be better than freezing it since those A Killing Tide of us in the country have long powerutages some years And even now of us in the country have long power Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard outages some years And even now poor people in the country kill theirwn food since they are hungry and they do this whenever they can and that doesn t always mean deer it means raccoons suirrels rabbits and so L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations onOne year I spent 50n Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! organic vegetable seeds and the spring rains wipedut the little plants When it rains here it Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles often pours It poured It flooded We never get to eatur watermelon The Royal Joust or cantaloupe the ground hogs get them first so we plant for them now we really do And the suirrels take the fruitff the trees but it doesn t matter since they all have brown rot anyway Growing your American Maharajah own food would certainly be nutritious than even buyingrganic at a health food store since by the time it gets there it is depleted f much nutrition And did I mention that grocery store foods are almost lifeless The vegetables look like they are whimpering and how do we know that they aren t when they are pulled from the ground I remember what a swami in Vedanta told a woman who complained f their eating meat The rice also suffers Anyway it is impossible for most people to grow their wn food and there are many people in America that can t even afford rganic so being vegetarian isn t always healthy but not much Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan of anything is anyNext Singer says that we should eat grains and soy products Soy isn t goodr you and now in recent studies neither is wheat r even grains I had been a complete vegetarian when I was in Hinduism and then in Buddhism but while in these groups I learned that not many f their leaders were vegetarians The Quarterback's Crush or even vegan even though somef them encouraged us lay members to become vegetarians Still many people get the idea that they are vegetarians I know I did for a long timeAt least in the Vedanta Society we were taught to not judge thers who ate meat which was a good lesson to learn as some vegetarians are was a good lesson to learn as some vegetarians are judgmental f those who aren t like them When I was in Buddhism we were also taught that it was nly morally wrong to kill your wn food In Tibet the Buddhists just had the Muslims kill the animals passing Achtung! Cthulhu on to them what could have been some kindf rotten karma And then I learned that even the Vedanta swamis and gurus ate meat I Infamy only knew because I wasften invited to eat at their table and we were served chicken and lamb which I passed General P.T.G. Beauregard on I was assuming too much again all because theynly served vegetarian at their festivals and I had not yet heard the woman arguing about their eating meat But I wrote all this due to Singer s moral stance My Wishful Thinking on eating meat and his claim that strict Hindus hadn t eaten meat for the past 2000 years Actually most Hindus always ate meat just not beef and pork It wasn t until modern times that many became vegetariansr even vegans Which point is while the gurus popularized vegetarianism r even a vegan diet in America which was a good thing in most part they didn t always follow through themselves It was Gandhi who may have first launched the vegan movement after his reading a booklet by Salt A Pleas For Vegetarianism Published In 1885 Vegetarianism published in 1885 s next book was written in 1892 Animals Rights Considered in Relation to Social Progressed And yet he couldn t stick to being a strict vegan I would give up milk if I could but I cannot I have made that experiment times without number I could not after a serious illness regain my strength unless I went back to milk That has been the tragedy f my life But the basis f my vegetarianism is not physical but moral If any said that I should die if I did not take beef tea r mutton even under medical advice I would prefer death That is the basis The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of my vegetarianism And while the Dalai Lama had been a vegetarianr a vegan maybe after coming to India but he was told by his doctor that he had to begin eating meat in Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest order to cure his hepatitis which he did and was cured Singer wrote Having at leastne meat free day a week has made a bigger difference than the increasing number f vegetarians and vegans Maybe that is all we can hope for in ur society but I hope for than this I hope that someday people will realize the suffering that is being done to animals in how they are being raised and that people will act to pass even laws protecting animals from the cruelty f feedlots the science labs and etc Right now Animal Activists are fighting the ag gag law that prevents them from secretly going in and taping the cruelty done to animals which should tell you that they have a lot to hide And maybe someday we will find it necessary to eat less beef due to climate change if for no ther reason In the meantime we can Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day only do what we can Even after so many years most people remains either unawarer indifferent to the horrible way we are treating animals Most people are unaware because it is difficult to see connections when you live in a city you never leave and just see a piece f red inanimate matter wrapped in plastic that just tastes deliciousAnimal liberation must have been a shocking book a revelation to many people about the unfair use and abuse animals suffer because f Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) our insatiable search for pleasureur ignorance about food the power f the food sector and the fear f Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of what Just like abolitionists Singer is a pioneerf the animal liberation movement and argues that there is fundamentally no difference among racists sexists and specieistsAlmost three years ago I decided to stop eating animals I just did with nobody telling me anything Ne Peter Singer builds a step by step iron clad ethical case for considering the welfare Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of animals as partf Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition our ever expanding circlef moral consideration While non human animals may not be Heaven Next Stop our euals in many respects thenly thing that really matters is their shared ability to experience pain and suffering Any attempt to draw a line between what makes humans worthy f consideration and non human animals not worthy f consideration fails in establishing any kind f logical distinction If we are to include all humans as having the right to avoid suffering then that includes many developmentally The cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation f years past In this newly revised and expanded edition author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities Bases Loaded of today's factory forms and product testing proceduresffering sound human. Isabled humans that are exceeded in their capacities by many non humansSinger establishes these ethical foundations and then examines at length the use Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of animals in laboratory experiments and in factory farming While heutlines some f the ther areas in which ur interests conflict with those f animals these are the two he focuses When You Lose Your Job on for the greater balancef the book While at times I suspected that his extrapolations n figures and facts should be treated as speculations he does present them as such the underlying logic is well defended An account is given also f the progression Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of Western thought about animals and interaction with animals While necessarily brief and not all inclusive it helps to paint the broad canvasf humanity s inhumanity to non humans as well as the progress Fantastic Post Office 03 of animal advocacy and consciousness raisingAnother significant aimf the book is to encourage a vegetarian diet As a life long meat eater this was incredibly important for me to read For if these ethical implications are true they are then Tim Crouch one must take a vegetarian and even a vegan diet seriously into consideration inrder to be morally and ethically consistent Singer does not create this as a black and white proposition he explores the potential situations in which meat eating could be ethical and the spectrum f consideration that corresponds to relative degrees f suffering He also addresses dietary concerns social impact and the language and practice Drawing the Human Head of speciesism I found his treatment nuanced and thought provoking Spoiler thenly potential nutrient a vegan needs to be concerned about lacking is vitamin B12 which can be had via supplementsI d already heard these arguments through various Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics other sources and as a result have made efforts to reduce my meat consumptionver the past 11 months that I have been monitoring it I admit it has not been easy for me nor a clean break but Animal Liberation has renewed my commitment to strive for a diet that is consistent with my morals 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 DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of the illogical stupidityf PETA n this book But PETA s antics tend to blind people to any logical discussion f the real points in Animal Liberation Singer does not support the animal rights movement epitomized by PETA but holds many f the same views referred to as speciesism based n a logical examination Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, of the practicesf the industrialized societies in their use f animals The examination is based n Utilitarian morals and ethics and you have to read the book with that frame f mind even if you don t agree you have to be pen to utilitarian ideas to understand some Pontius Pilate of what Singer is talking aboutMost people in the industrial world are far removed from how their food is produced and how their beauty productsr drugs are tested and approved This blinds many people to the true magnitude Livin de Life of the usef animals in sustaining Aeralis or modern standardf living Animal liberation strips Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half off the blinders and exposes the realitiesf Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives our systemf animal exploitation Animal Liberation is an academic book Radio Crackling, Radio Gone 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 Onef The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit our regular customers was a post doc biologist at the university She came inne day to buy 100 Zebra Danios to be used in an experiment I m not sure now what the exact nature Limey Gumshoe 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 headspen 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 Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate only thing Jason could say was um No actually Even though Jason John and myself had for a time been vegetarian neither Jasonr I had read Animal Liberation yet and I m not sure if John had finished it yet We d become vegetarians based n discussion f the principles in Animal Liberation with several Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen ofur customers and friends including a ethics teacher at the university This was when I picked up my first copy Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade 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 caughtn the soap box without being preparedIf it s hard to imagine going vegetarian Harcourt School Publishers Collections 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 vegetarianr vegan but they all change some the arguments are compelling and the images and examples From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of humans usef non humans are graphic and disturbing So this bookI love this book for what it did for bringing animal rights into the semi mainstream Singer was a proper philosopher not just a kookie hippie His importance cannot be On Toby's Terms overstatedBut it wasn t a shockingr profound read for me personally probably because it s so very influential I spend a lot f time reading about animal ethics so nothing neither the animal abuses recounted nor the philosophical arguments against speciesism was new to me Still I feel remiss giving it less than 5 stars because everything I ve read n animal ethics was influenced by this which was the Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land only thing that made it a bit uneventful for me to read after allAn interesting note I think it s very significant that Peter Singer is a man If a woman had written this how would it have been received in the 1970s How would it be received now I guarantee if Peter Singer were Petra Singer she would be accusedf sentimentalism and bleeding heart nonsense and Bambi mentality People might disagree with Peter Singer but he d never be accused f making his argument because it breaks his heart to see fluffy bunnies get hurt Petra Singer would be and every solid argument she made would be delegitimized and dismissed n that basis Hands fucking down Makes me rageyAnyway without Animal

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it would be so to talk about animal rights and be taken seriously rather than labeled a fruitcake These days you d be hard pressed to find a philosopher who seriously argues that animals should have no moral standing at all It s mainstream ethics I love it Thank you Peter Singer for writing this book for helping create a world where this book isn t revolutionary any Does that make sense Australian philosopher Peter Singer wrote Animal Liberation A New Ethics For Our Treatment Indiscretion of Animalsver forty years ago I was still in high school and it was Indiscretion onef the buzz books f my generation I decided to re read it with the new additions this year because my son is a life long vegetarian he loves animals and I wondered does it still hold up Would this younger generation still want to read it The answer is yesThe treatment f farm and lab animals are still as bad as they were forty years ago and maybeeven worse Pigs and chickens are shoved into pens that are too small for them as the large industrial farming complex needs to make and profits They are kept inside and might never see the light Soul Dust of day their entire lives Their levelf suffering as the author points The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales out is inhumane and exploitative and it isur moral right not to allow this harm to continueI don t eat red meat 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 or pork but I do eat fowl and fish This book made me wonder if I needed to change my ways and become a vegan as author Peter Singer suggests In mypinion any book that makes you uestion your life style choices is A GOOD ONE AND HIS ARGUMENT good Blackbird one and his argument intelligent and persuasive If you want to educate yourself and maybe taken a new perspective than this classic book will be for you I gave it five stars because it deserves it for being so ahead Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland of its time and bringing animals rights to the attentionf people The author s wish is that his book would change the world and that a vast amount of animal suffering can be avoided I write this review from a animal suffering can be avoided I write this review from a Surly Bonds of some biasSausages Rotisserie chicken Lamb chops Bratwurst Roast Beef These words markedut the evenings Sex, Lies, and Videotape of my childhood We ate meat twice a day andn 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 The Sanford Guide to Hepatitis Therapy 2016-2017 one among my familyr friendsI was no supermarket meat eater hiding from the realities Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays of the slaughterhouse My father took me into faraway mountains and across deep seas where we wielded rifle rod and spear in anticipationf the evening s cook pot while never contemplating the lives ended at ur handsAnd yet I became a Vego A tofu muncher A salad scarer The scourge f 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 Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession over the line As a result this book holds a special place in my heart as a road markern the trail The Paper Wife of mywn personal philosophyMy bias aside Animal Liberation is a powerful work by a renowned ethicist and a fantastic introduction to the ethical arguments for cessation r at least reduction f animal slaughter and animal experimentation Singer is no mung bean guzzling hippy blowhard He is a serious currently working at Princeton and We, the People: Of Earth Elders 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 dour 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 Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition on your viewsf how red in claw nature is مترو or where exactly you like to see yourself in the hierarchyf the food chain you may not get the mileage I do from a tankful f SingerFor the weak f stomach be aware that some The Windy Season 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 testedn 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 Oldies but Goodies our fellow earthlingsAnyway if you re at all interested in this topicr ethics in general read this book Animal Liberation was A Month of Sundays onef the first mainstream books Evangeline, a Master For Tonight Companion Novel on the ethicsf Beneath the Jolly Roger our treatmentf animals when it was published in 1975 and you ve probably encountered its literary and ethical children already but the Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise 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 swearff animal products you can flick to the back and make yourself a vego meal A seventies style vego meal if you have an lder edition. 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. ,

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So glad to have finaly read what many consider as the Bible Pig of Animal Rights It certaintly met my expectations and grounded developed and solidified my viewsn the subjectI assumed that it would be just philosophicaly centered all the way through with a few references here and there to shed light Scipio Rising (Scipio Africanus 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 Chapter two about animal testing made me sick to my stomach I realize this was written in the 70 s and is uiteutdated in that respect but that doesn t mean that these experiments should be buried in history and never mentioned again Singer talks about the cruelty f the experimenters in the vivisection community and also attempts to explain how normal human beings can be driven to performing such atrocities He provides us with uotes and transcripts from the scientists themselves that really show how trivial and cruel the vast majority f the testing was This to me is the most Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, outdated sectionf the book but it s still important to learn about I would advise not to discredit it They Also Serve on that basis as long as you keep in mind that this is not exactly how it works nowadays even though it s still a lingering issue For example the EU has recently banned all animal tested cosmetic products even if the experimentation was conductedutside the EU So to me all evidence points to a tipping point Conversations From The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop: 8 Keys To Rediscovering Lost Dreams And Finding Your Life's Calling on this matterIn chapter three however factory farming very little change has been made since publication It s still pretty much the same and again the descriptions are heart wrenching Making it impossible to ignoreThe thing is since he talked so much about experimentation and farming I feel he could have at least gone a little further and talked aboutther problems Maybe not go No Time for Sergeants on as much as he did with the previous two but maybene chapter concerning the fur trade circuses bullfights things f that nature To me it was a bit dd he didn t elaborate a bit n those aspects f the animal rights movement Maybe he didn t want to make the book too long but for me it felt like something was missingThe second half is purely philosophical with a good history lesson n the animal rights movement all the way from Aristotle and Pythagoras Which I enjoyed and found uite interestingIn general this is a solid book for the animal rights activist Not so much for the common meat eater though Honestly his writing isn t terribly inviting It didn t bother me too much but I can imagine people finding it a tad monotonous Some enthusiasm was missing but at the same time I recognize he wanted to remain as bjective as possible It does a good job Large Catechism of Martin Luther of arguing the case for vegetarianism and so forth but it could have done with a bit readability That said from an argumentative and philosophical standpoint it was a great read Normally I won t review nonfiction since mostf the time I don t even give them a star rating However there a few exceptions First Junior Jolt of all I may end up reviewing some memoirs since I consider a good memoir to be a blendf fiction and nonfiction think James Frey here but also less sinister examples So my major exception will be this book I feel Ceux de la posie vcue okay with reviewing this book because I do have a philosophy degree and also because this book had a major impactn me at a fairly young age When I was a young whippersnapper f 20 I read a brief essay by the controversial Australian philosopher Peter Singer in the Sunday New York Times magazine this was a around the time f his protested appointment as Bioethics Professor at Princeton about poverty and the choices we make in the West The piece was simple it was straightforward and it was brilliant He argued that we need to do to help those who are starving and dying not a revolutionary concept but certainly ne that has yet to catch n but he did so by drawing specific analogies Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty of behavior which we would consider grossly unethical not stepping into mud to save a drowning child for fearf ruining a pair tireless: of 200 pants with behavior that we consider perfectly acceptable buying 200 pants when that same money could dig a wellr a send a child to school for a year if spent elsewhere The Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 only difference between the two being distance Thenly reason ne is unacceptable is because we are face to face with it But how does mere distance alter the ethical demands he asks It shouldn t f course is the answer This piece moved me in a direct way and it helped in a direct way and it helped shape my decision to pursue a philosophy degree a decision which my bank account laments but my brain appreciates But perhaps even changing was the brief bio at the end f the piece which read something to the effect f Peter Singer is the author Kaleidoscope of the seminal 1975 work Animal Liberation which posits that non human animals should be treatedn the same ethical plain as humans As a young man The Four Racketeers on the Canadian prairies this idea was a bit new to me but it also felt right Iften thought that I would ne day stop eating meat I enjoyed the taste but something did seem not uite right and so I took this book ut Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters of the library A week later I ate my last piecef meat thanksgiving dinner and that was seven years ago returnThe book follows a similar plan to the brief piece I read in the New York Times which was called simply Rich and Poor and was the the New York Times which was called simply Rich and Poor and was the abridged version Smithereens of Famine Affluence and Morality also appeared in his book Practical Ethics It uses simple analogies basedn ethical norms that we already accept and he broadens them to include new norms that are currently rejected In Animal Liberation The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness onef the key arguments is that Dark Diversions our sensef the ethical world needs to be broadened to include non human animals and that we need to redraw the bounds based Lili a un chagrin d'amour on sentience roughly the ability to feel pain rather thann perceived intelligence Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability or rationality I am restraining myself from trying to mention somef his arguments here as they are powerful and to the point but I would Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds only get bogged down in the finer points and beverly concerned that I was giving Mr Singer a fair representation also I run the risk f looking like a moron if I miss r misinterpret something So read the book if you want to hear the points and I encourage you to do so He writes with a clarity and simplicity that makes it an easy though not light read This is an accessible book written for the masses and reuires no philosophical background to comprehend All it takes is an pen inuiring mind So give it a chance if you care at all about living an ethical life It may seem like it is impossible to do everything good and that there are so many terrible and tempting things in the world that it you can t avoid them all but that does not mean you shouldn t do anything Reading this book is a good place to start 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 ur 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 Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance our food system He argues that we must seek to abolish animal experiments except insofar as we d allow the same experimentsn human whether humans in general r severely mentally disabled humans who have the capacity f animals that we should dramatically reform Love! 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Compassion! our factory food system and that we should become vegetarians Honestly it s hard to disagree with mostf his argumentation Though I don t know that I plan to change the way I eat I must admit that the amount Scream of physical and psychological that an animal goes through to become my dinner is remarkableuotesThe ideaf The Rights Kumiko and the Dragon of Animals actually wasnce used to parody the case for women s rights When Mary Wollstonecraft a forerunner Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group: Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion of later feminists published her Vindicationf the Rights The Purpose of Creation of Women in 1792 her ideas were widely regarded as absurd and they were satirized in an anonymous publication entitled A Vindicationf the Rights f Brutes p1Thomas Jefferson wrote but whatever be Black people s degree f talent it is no measure f their rights Because Sir Isaac Newton was superior to thers in understanding he was not therefore lord f the person r property A Good Indian Wife ofthers Singer s take If possessing a higher degree Stage Fright of intelligence does not entitlene human to use another for his r her wn 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 A Mighty Lewd Book 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 arether differences between humans and animals that cause Die endlose Steppe 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 painfulr lethal scientific experiments Nakama 1b: Introductory Japanese: Communication, Culture, Context on normal adult humans kidnapped at random from public parks for this purpose every adult who entered a park would become fearful that her she would be kidnapped The resultant terror would be a form Unmapped Territories: New Women's Fiction from Japan of suffering additional to the painf the experimentThe same experiments performed Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters on nonhuman animals would cause less suffering since the animals would not have the anticipatory dreadf being kidnapped and experimented upon This does not mean Feeney's fiendish fleas (Eerie, of course that it would be right to perform the experimentn animals but Classic conundrums: Fiendish puzzles from the 19th century 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 infantsrphans perhaps Draupadi or retarded human beings for experiments rather than adults since infants and retarded human beings would also have no ideaf 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 n non human animals we have to ask urselves whether we are also prepared to allow experiments Saving Ceecee Honeycutt on human infants and retarded adults and if we make a distinction between animals and these humansn what basis can we do it You Are a Mogul: How to Do the Impossible, Do It Yourself, and Do It Now other than a bare faced and morally indefensible preference for membersf Unsavory Delicacies (Ridley Fox Nita Parris ourwn species p16I conclude then that a rejection f speciesism does not imply that all lives are f eual worth While self awareness the capacity to think ahead and have hopes and aspirations for the future the capacity fo. The Book That Started A Revolution Since its riginal publication in 1975 this groundbreaking work has awakened millions f concerned men and women to the shocking abuse Birds on a Bough of animals everywhere inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate muchf. .
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