Animal liberation : the definitive classic of the animal movement / Peter Singer.Publication details: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009, c1975Edition: 1st Harper Perennial edDescription: xiii, 311, 32 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 9780061711305 (pbk.); 0061711306 (pbk.)Subject(s): Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects | Animal rights movement | Animal rights | VegetarianismDDC classification: 179.3 LOC classification: HV4708 | .S56 2009
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"An Ecco book."
Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of "speciesism," our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals, inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them. In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory farms" and product-testing procedures, destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.
Preface to the 2009 edition -- 1: All animals are equal: or why the ethical principle on which human equality rests requires us to extend equal consideration to animals too -- 2: Tools for research: your taxes at work -- 3: Down on the factory farm: or what happened to your dinner when it was still an animal -- 4: Becoming a vegetarian: or how to produce less suffering and more food at a reduced cost to the environment -- 5: Man's dominion: a short history of speciesism -- 6: Speciesism today: defenses, rationalizations, and objections to animal liberation and the progress made in overcoming them.
P.S. Insights, interviews & more (p. 1-32 following p. 311): Peter Singer: in his own words -- Preface to the 1975 edition -- Animal liberation at 30.
Includes bibliographical references and index.