Living ethically involves helping people suffering in ways we could easily prevent. Many people seem to have taken that message to heart.
For Peter Singer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Reaching the summit of the world's tallest peak has become an immoral, personal act
A new study covering 40 countries provides solid evidence that people not nearly as dishonest as we tend to think.
Critics need to understand that very few people in need care about the color of the skin of those who are helping them or where they're from.
Japan's animal welfare regulations could halt the Taiji slaughter if Japanese law categorized dolphins as mammals instead of fish.
To rein in the Saudi regime, the West must not only stop selling it arms, but also stop filling its coffers.
In sharply unequal societies, elite universities receiving government funds can properly be expected to play a role in fostering social mobility.
A group of young Americans are suing the U.S. government for the right to have a livable planet.
While we wait for politicians to act, it is important to concentrate our spare resources on effective aid that helps poor people lead the best lives they can.
Leaders who want to act humanely toward immigrants must go far enough toward stricter border control to undercut public support for far-right parties.