- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (August 26, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405119411
- ISBN-13: 978-1405119412
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #616,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It baffles my mind how for so many years Singer has been demonstrating clearer and clearer that his view of animal rights is completely distorted, yet there still are so many people who respect him and quote his works...
For goodness sake, Peter Singer is not vegan! He firmly believes that there's nothing morally wrong with using and killing nonhumans for reasons of pleasure, entertainment and convenience. In light of all this, how dare he claim to be standing up for animal rights?!
If you are looking for works that would provide you with morally consistent answers to all possible questions about animal rights and effective vegan activism, get any of Gary L. Francione's books.