Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere – inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past.

In a newly revised and expanded edition of 1995, author Peter Singer ( exposes the chilling realities of today’s factory farms and product-testing procedures. He offers sound, humane solutions to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency and justice, Animal Liberation is essential reading for the supporter and the sceptic alike. This a landmark work for anyone interested in the subject of animal rights, or even anyone concerned about cruelty.

Available in paperback at or enquire at your local library.

The perfect accompaniment to this ground breaking work is the Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ episode (45 minutes) on animal rights available at the link  With Colin Blakemore, Professor of Physiology, Oxford University, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Royal Society and targeted in the 1980s by animal welfare activists protesting at his research methods; Dr Lynda Birke, biologist, teacher at Lancaster and Warwick Universities, and previously worked for 7 years in animal behaviour at the Open University. First broadcast Thursday 18 Mar 1999.

368 pages in Pimlico paperback edition

ISBN 978-0712674447

Peter Singer

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