Peter Singer on animal rights, octopus farms and why AI is a speciesist

PETER SINGER’s book Animal Liberation was a “philosophical bombshell” when it came out in 1975, according to activist Ingrid Newkirk, who said it “made people – myself included – change what we eat, what we wear and how we perceive animals”. Singer, now a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, provided a philosophical argument for … Read more

Grand National 2023 reflections after debate over Aintree marathon resurfaces

Our man reflects on an extraordinary Grand National day where emotions run hot at Aintree for several reasons. Forget Making Plans for Nigel – Racing must be agile Coming up to 4.30pm on a sunny spring Saturday at Aintree and the area behind the main stand is abuzz. Lads in tight suits and lasses in … Read more