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Book Title: La Libération animale|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 413 KB
v The author of the book: Peter Singer
Date of issue: October 17th 2012
ISBN 13: 9782228908146
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Read full description of the books La Libération animale:I read the "bible" of the animal rights movement because I wanted to get some clue as to what is being thought. I should consider all views in order to change, consolidate or move on my own position.
On a very simple analysis, if you are guilty about existing and using the planets resources then this book will confirm your views and help you to rationalise your thoughts.
If you feel that you are part of nature and have every right to exist and survive (just like every other creature) then you can still learn a lot about living just, compassionate and fair lives.
I am not a convert to the main premise of the book, I remain a meat eater and see no problem with joining every other creature on the planet in exploiting natures resources. That said, I hope to do so with a real regard for welfare of creatures and causing minimum harm to the planet.
I don't find vegetarianism to be consistent with "green" living, every smallholder gets great benefit from keeping a pig and a few chickens. These animals help to use resources that would otherwise be wasted or not fully exploited.
Eating Soya (as urged in the book) as a protein source brings its own problems, not least transport costs. As demand rises globally habitat destruction is an unintended consequence of growing this crop.
In the West we do eat too much meat at present; most commercial meat production is very wasteful of the planets resources. We would do well to eat less meat and to care much more about its sourcing and production.
Peter Singer is a formidable intellect and he has a lot to teach us, but he goes farther along the road than I believe sensible. We humans exist in and as a part of nature, not outside it. I am a natural man and as such I will continue to exist in and use the world that I was born into. I am more aware of my footfall due to this book, you may rest assured that I will take every care to minimise it.
Read information about the authorPeter Albert David Singer is an Australian philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), University of Melbourne. He specializes in applied ethics, approaching ethical issues from a secular preference utilitarian perspective.
He has served, on two occasions, as chair of philosophy at Monash University, where he founded its Centre for Human Bioethics. In 1996, he ran unsuccessfully as a Green candidate for the Australian Senate. In 2004, he was recognized as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.
Outside academic circles, Singer is best known for his book Animal Liberation, widely regarded as the touchstone of the animal liberation movement. Not all members of the animal liberation movement share this view, and Singer himself has said the media overstates his status. His views on that and other issues in bioethics have attracted attention and a degree of controversy.
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