A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard

each cow simply desires to be at liberty. each fowl simply desires to be unfastened. each endure, puppy, or mouse reports sorrow and feels ache as intensely as any people people do. In a compelling entice cause and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard right here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical end: that compassion towards all beings, together with our fellow animals, is an ethical legal responsibility and the course towards which any enlightened society needs to aspire. He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we consume, put on, and use for decoration or "entertainment," and submits each conventional justification for his or her exploitation to medical proof and ethical scrutiny. What arises is an unambiguous and strong moral principal for treating all the animals with whom we percentage this planet with recognize and compassion.

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