In this EA Global: Melboune 2015 talk, Peter Singer discusses moral value of non-human animals — the history of moral progress around equality of human animals and how we ought to treat animals — from Judaism and Christianity, to Aristotle, to Bentham (father of modern utilitarianism). Singer highlights Benthan's view that the capacity for suffering/joy is the vital characteristic that entitles a being to moral consideration. He discusses why we should take non-human animal suffering seriously and what we can do to alleviate the suffering of non-human animals. 

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