Great to see you contributing to Medium, Rowan! I really enjoyed this article & would love to read more of your thoughts.
I’ve read a phenomenal book that I think you’d enjoy discussing animal rights advocacy. It’s titled, The End of Animal Farming by Jacy Reese. He’s a member of the effective altruist movement that I know you’re familiar with.
I don’t know if you’ve stumbled upon Yuval Noah Harari’s work, but he discusses some of the philosophical issues relating to our mistreatment of animals in his book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, that I’ve also really benefited from recently.
I’m looking forward to having some good conversations about this in person.