Singer's Distinction Between Sentience and Self-Consciousness

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The oppressed realized the ill treatment and consequently to the initiative to campaign vigorously for equality. Equality is the treatment of all persons with the same preference. For instance, the Black Liberation Movement called for equality with the whites (Chappell, 2011). These are people with a consciousness and ability to sense. They saw and felt the oppressive nature of the white's treatment against them and reacted. However, the innate things such as trees, animals, both human and non-human do not have expressive ability that people can understand. Rights activist people and groups continue to elicit mixed reactions due to their call for fair treatment of such animals.
Sentience and self-consciousness
It is difficult to realize the latent prejudice in the personal attributes towards particular groups until the prejudiced forcefully point it to us. A liberation call demands that we expand the moral horizons and the reinterpretation of basic moral principle of equality. The practices that in the previous were natural are now inevitably unjustifiable prejudice (Höchsmann, 2002). This raises the question of whether the attitudes we exhibit are void of criticism. The rise of animal protection groups and the laws that govern and guard the animal's rights brings a completely different perspective of equality.…
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