Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement Themes

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Abuse of Animals

The abuse and suffering of animals looms throughout the pages of "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer. By describing the abuse in sometimes graphic detail, Singer makes a compelling case to find a way to end the mistreatment. Those who abuse the animals are driven by several factors. In the animal factories, crowded concentration camps for animals being raised for food, the young calves, cows, pigs and chickens typically live under stressful and unclean conditions for the entirety of their abbreviated lives.

It is heart-wrenching to imagine the pain that a young chick feels when his top beak is sliced off with a guillotine-like device. Chickens are jammed into wire cages with so many other birds that they don't have enough room to spread their wings. Their feet get tangled up in the wire flooring and because they can't move, their feet actually grow into the wire...

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