The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated
— Gandhi
Peter Singer
I had been vegan for a few years, done some volunteering for Animal Liberation Queensland, and read some of Peter Singer's other works before I finally read his classic Animal Liberation. I didn't really see why I needed to read it, after all, I was vegan and very much believed in Animal Liberation. As fate would have it I was given two copies of the book in the same week, and although a sceptic I believe in fate just enough not to tempt very obvious expressions of its desires so I had little choice but to start reading. What an...