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Great interview with Peter Singer, from the Independent reposted on veganoutreach where he answers reader questions. I think I agreed with <i>almost</i> everything he had to say.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/enewsletter/singerchat.html" target="_blank">http://www.veganoutreach.org/enewsle...ingerchat.html</a><br><br><br><br>
- What do you think of the people who are trying to shut down Huntington Life Sciences laboratories?<br><br>
- Where should one draw the line between legitimate and illegitimate direct action?<br><br>
- Isn't it contradictory to ascribe human-based rights to animals?<br><br>
- Should we force dogs and lions to stop eating meat?<br><br>
- You have argued we should not eat other animals but you draw a line at the oyster. How do you know oysters aren't sentient?<br><br>
- Would turning to a vegan/vegetarian diet be a first step towards restoring our moral well-being?<br><br>
- If you were starving and meat was the only sustenance available, would you eat it?<br><br>
- If you had to decide between shooting 10 healthy cows and one healthy human you would have a difficult choice, Why?<br><br>
- And are dogs confined in homes - often alone all day - any better off than dogs taking their chances on the streets?<br><br>
- Are zoos immoral?<br><br>
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This is very cool.<br><br>
Thanks for posting.<br><br><br><br>
Even though I logically agree with Singer about the ineffectiveness of the ALF (and co.) tactics, my heart still loves to hear a good liberation story and admires those guys (and girls.) I guess I'm torn about that issue.<br><br><br><br><b>What is the most immoral thing you have ever done?<br><br>
Spending too much money on myself when others need it a lot more.</b><br><br><br><br>
This reply touched me.<br><br>
It's a very honest, telling answer.<br><br><br><br>
After reading this interview, I like Singer alot more.....still don't know what to think about the infanticide issue, but I guess I do see where he's coming from with it. It's a weird thing to think about.
 

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My disagreement with him is mainly (aside from Utilitarianism) about his insistence that plans for the future are relevant for the justifiability of killing.
 

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Does he really only wash once a month, or was he joking?<br><br><br><br>
I have great respect for this man although I strongly disagree with him on some issues. But that does not take away the fact that I will take my hat off for him any day.
 

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That was one of the answers I realy liked because he had a reason for the line he drew, rather than the arbitrary line most people draw at kingdom status.
 

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I am still curious as to whether he only washes once a month. Was that a joke or something?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Diana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Was that a joke or something?</div>
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I'm about 94% sure that it was.
 

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I don't really see how someone so opposed to the murder of animals can justify killing a disabled baby. But then again, I'm pro life so I guess our perspectives are different. He's still a really great mind, and has done a lot for raising AR awareness.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My disagreement with him is mainly (aside from Utilitarianism) about his insistence that plans for the future are relevant for the justifiability of killing.</div>
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Good point.<br><br><br><br>
Dr Singer didn't duck the tough questions. I still have a problem with his support of infanticide in some instances... but I have problems with euthanasia in general, even though I have had it done for seriously-ill companion animals. Reading this interview, I think that much (not necessarily all) of the negative publicity he's gotten has been the result of people misunderstanding or deliberately distorting his views.
 
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