Henry Spira is a lifelong activist and founder of the modern animal rights movement. Inspired by the thinking of Peter Singer in the early 1970's, Henry turned Singer's ethical lessons into action, launching campaigns against organizations whose practices caused unnecessary suffering to animals. He has taken on some of the most powerful companies in America, including Revlon, Avon, Perdue, and McDonald's with extraordinary success. His respectful, though forceful, dialogue with these opponents convinces them that they can change their procedures without losing face or profit. This inspiring story of Henry's life and his campaigns proposes that his remarkable successful method of action can be adopted by activists of all kinds.
Peter Singer is DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and the author of many books, including Animal Liberation: A New Ethics of Our Treatment of Animals (Random House), and Practical Ethics (Cambridge University Press). Henry Spira lives in New York City.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1 The Buildup Chapter 4 2 Animal Liberation Chapter 5 3 The Dream of Beauty and the Nightmare of the Rabbit Chapter 6 4 Conflict and Progress Chapter 7 5 The Forgotten Animal Issue Chapter 8 6 Pushing the Peanut Forward Part 9 Notes Part 10 Index Part 11 About the Author