Triumph of Peter Singer's Values: Animal Rights Trump Human

Excerpt:  Peter Singer is the Princeton bioethicist who first broke into the public's consciousness more than thirty years ago with Animal Liberation, a book in which he claimed that granting human beings special privileges based on being human is "speciesist"—discrimination against animals.Instead of society being human centric, he asserted that the lives and well-being of animals deserve "equal consideration" with those of humans. Singer's intent was (and is) to destroy human exceptionalism—the belief that human life matters morally simply because it is human—and replace it with a "quality of life" ethic in which being a "person" rather than a human is what matters morally.

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