Immorality of the Treatment of Animals by Humans

  • Edward N. Eadie
Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 13)


The intensification of animal farming and use in laboratories in the latter part of the twentieth century led to much debate about the use of animals by humans. Peter Singer was one of the leaders in calling for a more humane approach to animal use, and his book Animal Liberation is widely hailed as the precursor to a rapidly growing activism movement. The varied approaches of Singer, Rollins, and others towards animal use are discussed, but it is recognised that Singer’s book was most influential because it started an animal advocacy movement that has steadily grown since its publication in 1979.


European Union Animal Welfare Animal Suffering Public Intellectual Animal Liberation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glenelg NorthAustralia

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