animal rights

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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.
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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.
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an′imal rights′


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

animal rights

1. npldiritti mpl degli animali
2. adj (organization, activist) → animalista
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