Friday, April 25, 2008

Singer discusses animal rights

Princeton prof. discusses the ethics of dietary choices
April 24, 2008
By Allison Dedrick

Animal rights took center stage last night as Peter Singer delivered a talk titled “All Animals Are Equal, But in What Sense?” to a full house in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, was the final speaker in “The Ethics of Food & the Environment” series, organized by the Barbara and Bowen McCoy Program in Ethics in Society over winter and spring quarter.

“I think choices about what we eat is a really important topic,” Singer said, explaining that he would be addressing the issue from an ethical viewpoint.

Singer is often credited with initiating the animal rights movement with the publication of his book “Animal Liberation” in 1975 — the first chapter is titled “All Animals Are Equal.” Read More

The people that are most qualified to answer the questions that Singers ponders over in this article, are the farmers and ranchers of this country. Everyday they observe animals, work with them and depend on them and that makes them the true experts in animal welfare.

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