Definition of animal rights in English:

animal rights

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plural noun

  • Rights believed to belong to animals to live free from use in medical research, hunting, and other services to humans.

    ‘advocates of animal rights believe that more than reform of the system is needed’
    • ‘animal rights activists’
    • ‘Charges of cruelty and animal exploitation may also be pressed, animal rights activists said.’
    • ‘They outlined their position in opposition to the actions of animal rights activists.’
    • ‘But animal rights activists say the march will be dominated by those opposed to a ban on fox hunting.’
    • ‘It is high time that the courts started taking the side of animal rights activists in such cases.’
    • ‘Plans for a cull are dropped after protests one councillor is threatened by animal rights activists.’
    • ‘In 1997 the issue of animals at the lab was taken up by animal rights activists.’
    • ‘Limiting the rights of animal rights protesters is the wrong way to build the Oxford lab.’
    • ‘What are you saying about animal rights activists who break the law?’
    • ‘She is an outspoken defender of hunting in Great Britain and has incurred the wrath of animal rights activists.’
    • ‘Pet store owners fear that animal rights activists will try to use the law in situations such as this to push their agenda.’
    • ‘As animal rights activists are happy to point out, all that money and all of those dead animals have yet to produce a cure.’
    • ‘Francione also attacks animal rights activists who are vegetarians but not vegans.’
    • ‘Violence is wrong whether committed by animal rights activists or their opponents.’
    • ‘They also need to at least discuss contingency plans on how to deal with animal rights activists.’
    • ‘Most animal rights activists will not put animals first but there are a lot who will.’
    • ‘The blurring of the distinction between animals and humans is central to the debate about animal rights.’
    • ‘The campaign for animal rights reflects a growing pessimism about the human condition.’
    • ‘The issue of Pig factory farming is going to be the biggest animal rights issue this country has seen.’
    • ‘Security at Manchester Airport has been stepped up to tackle a new campaign by animal rights campaigners.’


animal rights

/ˌanəm(ə)l ˈrīts/ /ˌænəm(ə)l ˈraɪts/