Philosopher Gary Francione Says We Are ‘Morally Schizophrenic’ in Terms of How We View Animals

Gary L. Francione is an animal rights philosopher who teaches at Rutgers School of Law. In all of his works and lectures, he champions a belief in animal rights, not animal welfare. He has distanced himself from the most famous ethicist, Peter Singer, who Francione calls an advocate of animal welfare. An advocate of animal…

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Animal Ethics in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism

Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions. There are many sub-traditions within Hinduism, but there are two beliefs about humans which seem to dominate the religion’s view of animals. The first belief recognises that humans exist on a continuum with the rest of life and that we are not completely separated from other animals. The…

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The Organic and Free-Range Myth

The terms ‘organic’ and ‘free-range’ suggests that the meat, dairy or eggs you are buying are humane, ethical and cruelty-free. But for the most part, this is not the case. First of all, just because some eggs are labelled as ‘organic’, this does not mean that the hens were ‘free-range’ – their movement could still…

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The EU Ban on Animal Testing for Cosmetics is a Victory for Animal Rights – But More Needs to Be Done

There is now a complete ban on the sale of cosmetics that have relied on animal testing. So for those who are worried about their cosmetics being cruelty-free or not, there is now no need to worry. There is no longer a need to look for cosmetic products which are labelled ‘free from animal testing’.…

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