Animal Liberation Now

Animal Liberation Now


Now fully rewritten and entirely updated to reflect the pressing problems of today, Animal Liberation Now presents the definitive case for radically rethinking humanity's relationship with other animals

'Probably the single most influential document in the history of ... animal welfare' Guardian

'Raises ethical questions that every human being should take to heart' Yuval Noah Harari

In 1975, Animal Liberation started a worldwide movement when it revealed the abuse of animals in factory farms and laboratories. In the fifty years since, science has further vindicated Peter Singer's arguments about animal sentience, and the book has helped change the minds of millions. But the situation for animals has in many ways grown worse.

This revised edition, of which about two-thirds is entirely new, documents these and other developments, such as the impact of meat consumption on climate and the spread of dangerous new viruses. It refines its arguments in light of new evidence, equips the reader with fresh tools and advice, and shows us all the road ahead.

'Animal Liberation Now will motivate a new generation of readers who are resolutely committed to creating a just society for all' Joaquin Phoenix

'The indispensable foundational text for the movement, new and updated' J. M. Coetzee

'If I have to pick the book that had the most impact on me, I would say Peter Singer's Animal Liberation' Jane Goodall

'One the most important books of the last 100 years' Ecologist


  • Probably the single most influential document in the history of ... animal welfare

About the author

Peter Singer

Peter Singer has been called the most influential philosopher alive. He is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and has published numerous books, including The Life You Can Save (2009), The Most Good You Can Do (2015) and Ethics in the Real World (2016). He became well known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975 and has been a leading thinker and campaigner in the field of animal rights ever since. Animal Liberation was included in TIME Magazine's list of 100 Best Nonfiction Books published since 1923. In 2012 Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, his country's highest civilian honour, and in 2021 he was awarded the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.
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