Peter Singer on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

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.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. The case for ethical vegetarianism starts with several uncontroversial premises. Virtually everyone agrees that: (1) It is wrong to cause a conscious sentient animal to suffer for no good reason. It is not just a few outspoken animal rights fanatics who hold this view. Cohen, The Animal Rights Debate , p.

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40 Ways to Help Lab Animals

Critter News

Thanks to Patty at Animal Rights-Do Whatever is Necessary for reposting this list of 40 ways to help lab animals. When you read stories in major newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek, be wary of simplification, bias, and a tendency to support traditional views indifferent to animals’ interests. There are many excellent books on issues related to animal research.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, I've created an animal rights slide show for use in my own class and figure there might be someone out there who would want to use/watch/whatever. There's a link and description here , if you'd be willing to post at Animal Ethics. Thanks, Jean Kazez

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, You may be interested in a new post on Ethics Soup regarding rights of farm animals. Ethics Soup is a fairly new blog and I'm looking for ways to drive traffic to the blog to gain some readers. Perhaps as a follow-up to your Nov 5th post "Legal Rights for Animals" on your Animal Rights Blog, or any other blog that features ethics issues.

Empty Cages

Animal Ethics

Here is a website that contains much useful information about animal ethics. It appears to be organized around Regan's book Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights I'm not sure what relation it bears to Tom Regan, the philosopher from North Carolina State University.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, Here are some links to some exceptionally moving and informative online audio lectures on vegetarianism & animal ethics from a Christian perspective. MP3: " Animal Rights & Christian Responsibility " MP3: " Living Toward the Peaceable Kingdom " Notes: " Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation " Notes: " Animal Rights and Christian Responsibility " Thanks, Nathan Nobis

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

First of all, I want to tell you how much I enjoy Animal Ethics. It’s a job-matching site for all jobs related to animals, like training, grooming, veterinary medicine, caretaking, zoo positions, and much, much more. What makes the site special is that a portion of every sale is donated to animal rights and rescue organizations. If the majority of your blog readers are animal lovers like me, then I know they’d love my site.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

The volume „Tierrechte – eine interdisziplinäre Herausforderung“ (literally „Animal Rights – an interdisciplinary challenge“ has just been released from Harald Fischer Verlag (publisher), Germany. Basis of this collection are the interdisciplinary lectures on Animal Rights which took place from April to October 2006 at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg (Germany). Hello!

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Introducing Myself

Animal Ethics

Currently, I am very interested in social and political philosophy and ethical issues. I felt a strong sense of connection to the ideas of Peter Singer while taking Ethics from Keith. My personal perspective regarding Animal Ethics is not fully formed, which is one of the reasons why Keith and I felt it would be a good idea for me to post on here. I find animals to be valuable for a number of reasons, one of which is for their aesthetic value.

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