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Peter Singer speaks at U of T

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Peter Singer speaks at U of T!

ARK II - The Animal Rights Kollective, University of Toronto Students Against Climate Change and Zoocheck Canada are hosting an evening with renowned philosopher, Peter Singer. This is a free event.

In his new book "The Life You Can Save, Acting Now to End World Poverty" Singer makes the irrefutable argument that giving will make a huge difference in the lives of others, without diminishing the quality of our own. This book is an urgent call to action and a hopeful primer on the power of compassion, when mixed with rigorous investigation and careful reasoning, to lift others out of despair.

Singer received worldwide recognition for his book “Animal Liberation” and his usage of the term speciesism which is used for discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species. He holds that the interests of all beings capable of suffering be worthy of equal consideration, and that giving lesser consideration to any being based on its having wings or fur is no more justified than discrimination based on skin color. He was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.

Anyone who is interested in the discussion surrounding the use of animals in scientific research will want to be a part of this event. We are inviting both animal activists and supporters of animal experimentation to join us.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

7:30 pm – 10pm

Free Admission

JJ McLeod Theatre, MS 2258

Medical Sciences Building, 1 Kings College Circle,

University of Toronto

(Near the Northwest exit of Queens Park Subway Station)
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