Animal Liberation

first publication date:  1975
genre:  nonfictionessay
original title:  Animal Liberation
original language:  English
main subject:  animal rights

Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals is a 1975 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer. It is widely considered within the animal liberation movement to be the founding philosophical statement of its ideas. Singer himself rejected the use of the theoretical framework of rights when it comes to human and nonhuman animals. Following Jeremy Bentham, Singer argued that the interests of animals should be considered because of their ability to experience suffering and that the idea of rights was not necessary in order to consider them. He popularized the term "speciesism" in the book, which had been coined by Richard D. Ryder to describe the exploitative treatment of animals.A revised edition titled Animal Liberation Now was released on 23 May 2023. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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