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Peter Singer Quotes: "If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans?"

If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans?




Peter Singer Quotes: "We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet- for the sake of hamburgers"

We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet- for the sake of hamburgers




Peter Singer Quotes: "Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life."

Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Becoming a vegan is a sure way of completely avoiding participation in the abuse of farmed animals. Vegans are a living demonstration of the fact that we do not need to exploit animals for food."

Becoming a vegan is a sure way of completely avoiding participation in the abuse of farmed animals. Vegans are a living demonstration of the fact that we do not need to exploit animals for food.




Peter Singer Quotes: "If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it."

If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group."

Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Sometimes it is not wrong at all."

Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Sometimes it is not wrong at all.




Peter Singer Quotes: "Those who purchase meat, fur, and leather have no right to be shielded from the sights and sounds of the slaughterhouses from which these products were produced."

Those who purchase meat, fur, and leather have no right to be shielded from the sights and sounds of the slaughterhouses from which these products were produced.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics."

Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Of course, infanticide needs to be strictly legally controlled and rare - but it should not be ruled out, any more than abortion."

Of course, infanticide needs to be strictly legally controlled and rare - but it should not be ruled out, any more than abortion.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans."

Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans.



Peter Singer Quotes: "We should give the same respect to the lives of animals as we do to the lives of humans."

We should give the same respect to the lives of animals as we do to the lives of humans.




Peter Singer Quotes: "More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency."

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The future of the world depends on how well we meet it."

The future of the world depends on how well we meet it.



Peter Singer Quotes: "History is not going to look kindly on us if we just keep our head in the sand on armed autonomous robotics issue because it sounds too science fiction."

History is not going to look kindly on us if we just keep our head in the sand on armed autonomous robotics issue because it sounds too science fiction.



Peter Singer Quotes: "We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product."

We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian religious tradition."

Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian religious tradition.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological and demographic developments."

The traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological and demographic developments.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Effective altruism is the form of altruism in which we bring our rational capacities to bear in order to do the most good that we can."

Effective altruism is the form of altruism in which we bring our rational capacities to bear in order to do the most good that we can.



Peter Singer Quotes: "There is a growing movement called effective altruism. It's important because it combines both the heart and the head."

There is a growing movement called effective altruism. It's important because it combines both the heart and the head.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval."

The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Personal purity isn’t really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse – and persuading others not to support it – is."

Personal purity isn’t really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse – and persuading others not to support it – is.



Peter Singer Quotes: "I do not believe that it could never be justifiable to experiment on a brain-damaged human."

I do not believe that it could never be justifiable to experiment on a brain-damaged human.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Extreme poverty is not only a condition of unsatisfied material needs. It is often accompanied by a degrading state of powerlessness."

Extreme poverty is not only a condition of unsatisfied material needs. It is often accompanied by a degrading state of powerlessness.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The Internet, like the steam engine, is a technological breakthrough that changed the world."

The Internet, like the steam engine, is a technological breakthrough that changed the world.



Peter Singer Quotes: "An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable."

An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable.



Peter Singer Quotes: "We should aim for our children to be good people, and to live ethical lives that manifest concern for others as well as for themselves."

We should aim for our children to be good people, and to live ethical lives that manifest concern for others as well as for themselves.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Every day we act in ways that reflect our ethical judgements."

Every day we act in ways that reflect our ethical judgements.



Peter Singer Quotes: "We are not especially 'interested in' animals. Neither of us had ever been inordinately fond of dogs, cats, or horses in the way that many people are. We didn't 'love' animals."

We are not especially 'interested in' animals. Neither of us had ever been inordinately fond of dogs, cats, or horses in the way that many people are. We didn't 'love' animals.



Peter Singer Quotes: "My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues."

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Interest in business ethics courses has surged, and student activities at leading business schools are more focused than ever before on making business serve long-term social values."

Interest in business ethics courses has surged, and student activities at leading business schools are more focused than ever before on making business serve long-term social values.



Peter Singer Quotes: "To turn the other cheek is to teach would-be cheats that cheating pays."

To turn the other cheek is to teach would-be cheats that cheating pays.



Peter Singer Quotes: "At present scientists do not look for alternatives simply because they do not care enough about the animals they are using."

At present scientists do not look for alternatives simply because they do not care enough about the animals they are using.



Peter Singer Quotes: "As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we're going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest."

As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we're going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly, too, by responding in some way or not responding, I think, also makes it true."

The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly, too, by responding in some way or not responding, I think, also makes it true.



Peter Singer Quotes: "What you could say, and what I do argue in the book, is that he doesn't have as much concern for the lives of Iraqis as he does for the lives of Americans, or even frozen American embryos."

What you could say, and what I do argue in the book, is that he doesn't have as much concern for the lives of Iraqis as he does for the lives of Americans, or even frozen American embryos.



Peter Singer Quotes: "If penicillin had been judged by its toxicity to guinea pigs, it might never have been used by man."

If penicillin had been judged by its toxicity to guinea pigs, it might never have been used by man.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat human beings."

The prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat human beings.



Peter Singer Quotes: "It is a mistake to assume that the law should always enforce morality."

It is a mistake to assume that the law should always enforce morality.



Peter Singer Quotes: "The capacity to reason is a special sort of capacity because it can lead us to places that we did not expect to go."

The capacity to reason is a special sort of capacity because it can lead us to places that we did not expect to go.



Peter Singer Quotes: "If you go back in time you'll find tribes that were essentially only concerned with their own tribal members. If you were a member of another tribe, you could be killed with impunity."

If you go back in time you'll find tribes that were essentially only concerned with their own tribal members. If you were a member of another tribe, you could be killed with impunity.



Peter Singer Quotes: "I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics."

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics.



Peter Singer Quotes: "I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics."

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics.



Peter Singer Quotes: "I don't understand the notion that modern farming is anything do to with nature. It's a pretty gross interference with nature."

I don't understand the notion that modern farming is anything do to with nature. It's a pretty gross interference with nature.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Since ancient times, philosophers have maintained that to strive too hard for one's own happiness is self-defeating."

Since ancient times, philosophers have maintained that to strive too hard for one's own happiness is self-defeating.



Peter Singer Quotes: "I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute; it's always subject to some overriding utility which may prevent its exercise."

I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute; it's always subject to some overriding utility which may prevent its exercise.



Peter Singer Quotes: "Somebody who eats twice as much factory-farmed products as he or she needs to is clearly doing twice as much damage to the planet. From a utilitarian point of view, that's twice as bad."

Somebody who eats twice as much factory-farmed products as he or she needs to is clearly doing twice as much damage to the planet. From a utilitarian point of view, that's twice as bad.



Peter Singer Quotes: "I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field; it's in contention with a lot of different things."

I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field; it's in contention with a lot of different things.



Peter Singer Quotes: "If we can put a man on the moon and sequence the human genome, we should be able to devise something close to a universal digital public library."

If we can put a man on the moon and sequence the human genome, we should be able to devise something close to a universal digital public library.