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In chapter three Singer continues his discussion on equality however this time it isnt just applied to equality of humans but also the equality of animals He does this by basing implications for our disposition towards speciesism in practice in more general terms using animals for food experimenting on animals whether or not animals can feel pain the fact that since animals eat each other why cant we humans eat them also the differences between humans and animals and finally he talks about ethics and reciprocity Chapter three starts with Singer trying to establish an introduction to the basis of equality He starts off by introducing various points to help his argument that all humans are equal The first topic of discussion regards using animals for food Singer discusses the fact whether we as humans eat animals out of necessity or luxury He uses the example of the Eskimo which kills animals for food and clothing basically a necessity however in industrialized countries people tend to eat animals solely out of luxury Again Singer uses another example to illustrate how animals are somewhat tortured so that we as humans can be satisfied one of his examples is how hens which produce eggs are kept in cages so small they arent able to stretch their wings In my own opinion I feel that the killing of animals to satisfy our needs and wants is reasonable Though I dont necessarily agree with the torturing of animals I do feel that we as humans who are right now the maintop species in the world are where we are because we are able to make decisions on what we want and are able to get it at the most efficient way possible Singer then discusses the experimentation on animals He justifies by using many examples that using animals for experiments even for the good of mankind is not right Using the example of how cosmetic companies
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