United Poultry Concerns
14 April 2011
What Happened to Peter Singer? By UPC President Karen Davis

In this essay I argue that while Peter Singer was hugely influential in launching the modern animal advocacy movement with the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975, he has not sustained an animal liberation position, but has developed instead an often damaging discourse of animal denigration in which chickens in particular have been singled out for disparagement in his writings and lectures. This essay, presented in the interview form that inspired it, looks at the trajectory of Singer’s career through passages from his writings that exemplify an animal liberation perspective versus passages that exemplify an animal “de-liberation” agenda. More broadly, it is about the dangers that all of us who are working to help animals face. Read more . . .

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