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What is Peter Singer’s position on how we should treat non-human animals?

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Utilitarianism, Speciesism, Peter singer, Factory farmed meat, Bio-ethics, Ethic

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What is Peter Singer’s position on how we should treat non-human animals?
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Ethics Philosophy Animal welfare Animal rights Animal testing Bioethics Deep ecology Peter Singer Speciesism Utilitarianism Cruelty to animals Suffering
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Ethics Philosophy Animal welfare Animal rights Animal testing Bioethics Deep ecology Peter Singer Speciesism Utilitarianism Cruelty to animals Suffering
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Do you find the argument rationally compelling Give reasons for your answer. Equality amongst people as a concept is not one that is particularly controversial in the contemporary developed world; however, the Principle of Equality (POE) that Peter Singer promotes is not simply equality amongst people, but rather equality for all beings with ‘like’ interests. Singer’s position is often regarded as radical and controversial especially when considering the equality of animals and their interests as equal to ours. Due to the observable characteristics in many animals showing ‘like’ interests to ours (Homo Sapiens), e.g. interest for avoidance of pain, we ought to treat their interests with equal consideration to ours. Singer’s argument stems from the notion that the mere fact of non-human animals not being members of the...
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