In his introduction, Peter Singer writes: “This book is about the tyranny of human over non-human animals. This tyranny has caused and today is still causing an amount of pain and suffering that can only be compared with that which resulted from centuries of tyranny by white humans over black humans.” Now you may read the 2nd Edition of the 1975 classic that inspired a world-wide movement.
The modern [animal rights] movement may be dated to the 1975 publication of the book Animal Liberation by Australian philosopher Peter Singer.— Newsweek
Singer’s documentation is unrhetorical and unemotional, his arguments tight and formidable, for he bases his case on neither personal nor religious nor highly abstract philosophical principles, but on moral positions most of us already accept.— The New York Times Book Review
He [Singer] has written a most important book that will change the way many of us look at animals—and, ultimately, at ourselves.— Chicago Tribune