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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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No arrests were made, but suspicion fell on animal-rights activists.
The vast majority of animal research is devoted to finding cures for human diseases, But animal-rights supporters like McArdle believe such research is useless.
The Queen is set to spark a huge animal-rights row by renting out her Balmoral estate to groups of deer hunters.
"Your brain and your wife's brain will be drilled and burned like you are doing to our lovely animals." In 1990 animal-rights activists mailed this message to Walter Salinger, head of the psychology department at the University of North Carolina.
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