Category Archives: animal ethics

Peter Singer on Immigration, the Cincinnati Zoo, and More

GettyImages-472140138-1-760x506Story here.

New Documentary About Legal Personhood and Non-Human Animals

unlocking_the_cage-filmWatch the trailer here.

“The Cincinnati Zoo’s problem wasn’t that it killed its gorilla. It’s that it’s a zoo.”

What’s Wrong? Advisory Board Member Lori Gruen on the death of Harambe, here.
(image: Harambe)


What Is It Like To Be A Fish?


“As innovative research reveals new facets of the private lives of fishes, I’m hopeful that perceptions will change and we’ll show them more mercy.”  Story here (image: here).

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? from a forthcoming book with that title here.
(image: ape)

Animal Rights and Abortion

photo_75897_portrait_650x975Two legal scholars on how the two debates might illuminate each other, here (image: here).

What’s Wrong With Veganism?


Provocative short piece here, from the current issue of the Journal of Practical Ethics (image: vegan food).

Peter Singer, Elizabeth Harman, Jeff MacMahan, and Gary Comstock on Killing Animals for Food


Brief remarks from all four here and link to a longer discussion here.
(image: cows)

Latest Report on the Effects of Eating Red Meat

Courtesy of The Onion.

“A scientist found a bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.”


Good coverage of the controversy here (image: moustached kingfisher).