Peter Singer will give a talk entitled “The Ethics of What We Eat” on November 13th at 4:00 pm in 10 Sparks on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Singer is well known for arguing that the interests of non-human animals are ethically relevant. In articles such as “Factory Farming: A Moral Issue” and books such as The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, Singer critiques various practices in factory farms, such as keeping animals in small crates for the entirety of their lives and removing chickens’ beaks with a heated knife so they do not attack each other in their cramped cages. Singer argues that such practices are unethical because of the severe suffering they cause non-human animals, and he urges those who can to adopt a vegan diet that does not require the consumption of animal products.
The talk, which is hosted by the Penn State Vegetarian Club, is free and open to the public.