Peter Singer on Animal Rights
FEBRUARY 10, 2008
Why is it surprising that I have little to say about the nature of rights? It would only be surprising to one who assumes that my case for animal liberation is based upon rights and, in particular, upon the idea of extending rights to animals. I have little to say about rights because rights are not important to my argument. I make very little use of the word 'rights' in Animal Liberation , and I could easily have dispensed with it altogether.