'So the only question is: do animals other than man suffer?'
One of the great moral philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer asks unflinching questions about how we should live our lives. The ideas collected in these writings, arguing that human tyranny over animals is a wrong comparable to racism and sexism, triggered the animal rights movement and gave impetus to the rise in vegan eating.
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The argument is short, simple, and irrefutable; the supporting detail - what is done to animals in the course of turning them into food for human beings - is profoundly upsetting. Whoever is not persuaded by these essays of Peter Singer's does not have ears to hear.