Analysis of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation
Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation
Peter Singer is one of the professors in Bioethics at the Princeton University. He is an Australian native and a graduate of the renowned University of Melbourne as well as the Oxford University. He is an author of many books that focuses on ethical issues such as Animal Liberation in1975 and Practical Ethics published in 1979. He is well known across the globe for his advocacy campaigns for the welfare of the animals.
Over the decades, various liberation movements have been formed across the globe to advocate for the rights of black people, gay people, and women among other issues that have been deemed sensitive and that will help bridge the gender sexuality gap. However, little has been done in ensuring equality of human and non-humans living in the world. The main aim of the liberation movements is to demand the expansion of the moral horizons to ensure that practices which were earlier inevitable and natural are no longer inevitable (Singer 207). People have given mixed reaction concerning the animal liberation as most of us think that we should treat animals differently. The animal, Men and Moral journal provides an analysis of the animal liberation movement which is composed of a team of experts. Basically, the movements campaigns against the abuse of animals and use of their fur and cosmetic among other accessories. One of the experts in the group who has given a major contribution to this liberation movement is Professor Ruth Harrison.
The main purpose of the animal liberation movement is to help all people to completely change their attitude on non-humans and treat them better. It encourages people to avoid exploitation of other species, that is, ensure equality in all species. However, the author understands that most of the readers of this article are skeptical and thinks that this is a non-issue that should be addressed and a movement formed. For decades, human beings have used non-humans for food and other accessories. Hence, forming a movement to campaign against what Singer has branded as exploitation of non-humans is not ideological and practical to most people. Again, most people sell fur and other cosmetics for non-humans to make their source of living. The author advocates that non-humans should be treated equally. Animal suffering should be fully eliminated. This is because there is no moral justification to ignore the suffering of non-humans.