19 Jun '17, 1am

Why The Mainstream “Animal Movement” Promotes Peter Singer https://t.co/4aHml9mcok

One thing that these groups and “advocates” have in common is their reliance on Peter Singer for ideological grounding. The mainstream “animal movement,” by and large, endorses Singer and holds him in high-regard as the so called “father” of their movement (more on this here ). The reason a lot of animal welfare organisations get angry when you point out their moral inconsistencies, their speciesism and their promotion of animal exploitation, is that adherence to Singer’s moral theory is what enables them to function as a business enterprise. As abolitionists, we reject Singer’s position on the basis that it is overtly speciesist in denying the inherent value of all sentient beings, their desire for continued existence, and the fact that Singer embraces utilitarian moral reasoning and rejects fundamental rights. His position, understood correctly, is nothing but a licence ...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2017/01/09/why-the-mainstream-ani...

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