Peter Singer is arguably the founder of the modern animal rights movement. And it all started 40 years ago with the publication of Animal Liberation, in which he argued that the interests of animals should be considered because of their capacity to suffer.
According to a recent Guardian article, Singer states:
In 1971, when a few other students and I set up a display in Oxford to show passers-by how their eggs and veal were produced, people asked if we really imagined that we could win against the political and financial might of the agribusiness industry. But the animal movement has challenged that industry with success, achieving reforms across the entire European Union that require farm animals to have more space and better living conditions, and similar changes have now become law in California as well. Admittedly, these changes are still far from giving factory-farmed animals decent lives, but…
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