• Yokohama, Kanagawa

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Regarding the The Observer article “Peter Singer: moral arbiter of life and death,” published in The Japan Times on Feb. 28: Professor Peter Singer is quoted as saying that “All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: In suffering, the animals are our equals.”

I don’t know of any animal suffering from or, for that matter, enjoying reading Singer’s writings, while there are quite a few humans saddened by what he says. Others, like me, admire him for giving 25 percent of his earnings to Oxfam.

jaime castaneda

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