Unformatted text preview: pleasure and pain. All high-level animals have sentience and so have a moral standing their own right. Singer also says that being human (being a member of the biological human species) does not at all add to ones moral standing. To think that it does is to embrace “speciesism”, which singer thinks of as being just as objectionable as racism and sexism -when it comes to killing, Singer does admit that more than just sentience should be considered other factors ( self- awareness and the ability to form meaningful relationships with others) can “up” a beings moral standing...
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- Spring '13
- Animal Rights, Self-awareness