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Animal RightsCurrent Debates and New Directions$
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Cass R. Sunstein and Martha C. Nussbaum

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.001.0001

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Eating Meat and Eating People

Eating Meat and Eating People

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(p.93) 4 Eating Meat and Eating People
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Animal Rights
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Cora Diamond

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0005

This chapter presents commentaries on Peter Singer's approach to animal rights. It contends that Singer's attack on ‘speciesism’ mischaracterises the moral issues at stake and contends that if people are to be on the side of animals, it must be for reasons different from those used by Singer and others who object to the current human use and mistreatment of animals. The chapter argues against the call to stop the killing of animals for food and the use of animals in scientific research.

Keywords:   animal rights, Peter Singer, moral issues, speciesism, misuse of animals, animals for food, scientific research

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