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Ethics and the Beast:
A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation
Tzachi Zamir

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"Ethics and the Beast is a significant contribution to the literature on animals and how we should treat them. It introduces new and distinctive arguments in an important area of applied ethics. It seeks to show that it is possible to reach radical conclusions about the treatment of animals--that we should not eat them, or use them in biomedical research--while using arguments that, for the most part, take our common attitudes as they are."--Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation

"This book offers much fresh insight regarding the relationship--specifically, the compatibility--between pro-human bias and animal liberation. It also illuminates several specific issues concerning animals, such as what ought to count as exploiting them and when using them is morally acceptable. And the discussion of animal-assisted therapy is especially welcome given its neglect in the literature."--David DeGrazia, author of Taking Animals Seriously

"Ethics and the Beast is a breath of fresh air in a controversy that has sometimes become a bit stale. This freshness is both a matter of style and content. As far as style goes, the book is very readable, short, and sometimes even punchy. The book takes a relatively uncommon line, and its coverage is quite broad."--Dale Jamieson, author of Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature

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