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How should we treat non-human animals?

In this immensely powerful and influential book, Peter Singer addresses this simple question with trenchant, dispassionate reasoning. Accompanied by the disturbing evidence of factory farms and laboratories, his answers triggered the birth of the animal rights movement.

In the decades since this landmark classic first appeared, some public attitudes to animals may have changed but our continued abuse of animals in factory farms and as tools for research shows that the underlying ideas Singer exposes as ethically indefensible are still dominating the way we treat animals. As Yuval Noah Harari’s brilliantly argued preface makes clear, this book is as relevant now as the day it was written.

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"It galvanised a generation into action. Groups sprang up around the world, equipped with a new vocabulary, a new set of ethics and a new sense of mission...Singer's book is widely known as the bible of the animal liberation movement." (Independent on Sunday)

"A reasoned plea for the humane treatment of animals that galvanised the animal-rights movement the way the Rachel Carson's Silent Spring drew activists to environmentalism." (New York Times)

"Important and responsible...Everyone ought to read it." (Richard Adams)

"Probably the single most influential document in the history of recent movements concerned with animal welfare" (Guardian)

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'An extraordinary book which has had extraordinary effects. . . widely known as the bible of the animal liberation movement' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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