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animal rights

pl.n.
The right to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially the right to be treated as persons or more like persons under the law.

animal rights

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the rights of animals to be protected from exploitation and abuse by humans
b. (as modifier): the animal-rights lobby.

an′imal rights′


n.pl.
the rights of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse.
[1975–80]
Translations

animal rights

1. npldiritti mpl degli animali
2. adj (organization, activist) → animalista
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The event had been run for the past three years without fuss but this year attracted the attention of activists from a group called Derby Animal Rights.
The European Campaign for Animal Rights urges MEPs to take into account the barbaric killing methods used on fur farms, where the cheapest methods available are used, including gas or electrocution.
Merseyside Animal Rights is calling on the University of Liverpool to replace the use of animals in its research.
The Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt met with Makram to discuss the process further.
Regan's main beliefs within the animal rights movement are as follows: all experiencing subjects-of-a-life are given inherent values at birth and thus do not have a responsibility to humans.
Kathmandu : Nepalese animal rights groups pleaded for the life of a lovelorn elephant which has trampled several people to death and is being hunted down by an army execution squad.
Although the minister insists that civil society demands have been taken into account, the country's largest animal rights organization, the Animal Rights Federation (HAYTAP), says not a single civil society group had been consulted.
Animal rights groups across the world run campaigns to ban racing, blasting the sport as "exploitative" and having a "dark side".
Turkey is in a term in which animal rights are being looked at from a different perspective and I thank all the volunteers who have displayed sensitivity on this matter, Bagis said.
He tackles each area with many examples and describes a balanced view of both sides of the animal rights issue.
The picket is part of a campaign being organised by the National Animal Rights Association and will take place next Sunday.
Baker, however, was optimistic over the progress of animal rights in the region.

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