Quotation by Peter Singer

Animal liberationists do not minimize the obvious differences between most members of our species and members of other species. The rights to vote, freedom of speech, freedom of worship—none of these can apply to other animals. Similarly, what harms humans may cause much less harm, or even no harm at all, to some ani mals. If I were to confine a herd of cows within the boundaries of the county of, say, Devon, I do not think I would be doing them any harm at all; if, on the other hand, I were to take a group of people and restrict them to the same county, I am sure many would protest that I had harmed them considerably, even if they were allowed to bring their families and friends.... Hence to deny humans the right to travel outside Devon would be to restrict their rights significantly; it would not be a significant restriction of the rights of cows.
Peter Singer, British educator, animal rights advocate. "Ethics and Animal Liberation," In Defense of Animals, HarperCollins (1985).
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