Analyzing Peter Singer's 'Animal Interest'

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Flutra Kadriu Final Paper Assignment Ethics Animal Interest Peter Singer introduces us to the concept of speciesism in his All Animals are Equal. Singer says, we give greater weight to the interests of members of our own species. Human speciesists do not accept that pain us as bad when it’s felt by nonhumans. He accepts a utilitarian perspective. Singer argues against meat eating, and animal experimentation and his claim these practices are speciesist. Beings have interests and are capable of suffering. Singer argues against the use of animals for food. Experimenters should not use animals in their environment if they are not prepared to use humans. The first objection to Singer’s argument is how do we know that animals can feel pain, and Singer’s argue is the way their behavior tells us that they feel pain. The second objection is why shouldn’t we…show more content…
I agree with Singer that animals should have interest and let them live in a “free range” environment We are violating the principle of equality by placing more weight to the interest of our specie. “Racists of European descent typically have not accepted that pain matters as much when it is felt by Africans, for example, as when it is felt by Europeans”(598). Singer argues, if a being in suffering there can be no moral justification for rejecting to take that suffering into consideration. However, Singer say, if a being is incapable of suffering, or experiencing happiness, there is nothing to take into consideration. Some people might argue that humans have much greater awareness of what is happening to them, and this making their suffering worse. There can’t be equating the suffering, say, a person dying from cancer and a mouse undergoing the same fate. Singers accepts this case described the human cancer patient suffers more than the nonhuman patient but he argues that we should take care when we

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