Peter Albert David Singer, AC (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian moral philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective. He is known in particular for his book Animal Liberation (1975), in which he argues in favour of vegetarianism, and his essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", in which he argues in favour of donating to help the global poor. For most of his career, he was a preference utilitarian, but he announced in The Point of View of the Universe (2014), coauthored with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, that he had become a hedonistic utilitarian.
Examines three families' grocery-buying habits and the motivations behind those choices. This book gives equal consideration to profitability and animal welfare and concludes that ''America's food industry seeks to keep Americans in the dark about the ethical components of their food choices.''
An absolutely indispensable book for anyone who thinks about what they eat ... I cannot recommend it highly enough. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Raising the Peaceable Kingdom ... vital, urgent, and disturbing. Dorothy Kalins, New York Times ... clear and persuasive. Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times A no-holds-barred treatise on ethical consumption. Publishers Weekly