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Stephen Richard Lyster Clark (born October 30, 1945) is a British philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Liverpool. He specialises in the philosophy of religion and animal rights.

== Quotes ==

=== The Moral Status of Animals ===
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977It is plain that the present system of intensive farming cannot be defended. … Let us then be vegetarians, at least. For those who have recognized flesh-eating for what it is, the merest addiction, and one, as Shelley saw, to ‘kindle all putrid humours in (our) frame’ … for such moralists the step is easy. It is not necessary, rather it is incompetent, to kill and torture animals to eat.
p. 46Those who still eat flesh when they could do otherwise have no claim to be serious moralists.
p. 47

== External links ==

Stephen R. L. Clark's webpage