31 August 2006

Reform or Abolition?

Here, courtesy of Khursh Mian Acevedo, is an essay by Peter Singer and Bruce Friedrich, who argue for the reform of factory farms. Some people, such as law professor Gary Francione, think that reform is counterproductive, in that it entrenches the idea that animals exist for human consumption. If we entrench this idea, they argue, it will make abolition—which everyone agrees is the ideal state—more rather than less difficult.

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