Peter Singer


Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University and author, Animal Liberation

Journalists call him “the world’s most influential living philosopher:” Professor PETER SINGER has been considered the father of the modern animal rights movement since the publication in 1975 of Animal Liberation: New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals. In this seminal work he argued that all of us with the capacity for suffering deserve ethical consideration. More recently, the effective altruism movement has been born out of his advocacy for doing the most good. He is the co-founder of Animals Australia, formerly Australian Federation of Animal Societies, now the country's largest animal organization, and the founder of The Life You Can Save based on his book also called The Life You Can Save on how to address global poverty. Since 1999 he has served as Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. His book Why Vegan? will be published in the Fall by Norton.

With Animal Liberation and the 50 other books he’s written, co-written, edited or co-edited, he’s become a controversial figure within animal rights and outside it.