Definition of animal liberation in English:

animal liberation


mass noun
  • The freeing of animals from exploitation and cruel treatment by humans.

    ‘animal liberation is the goal for which the philosophy of animal rights is the philosophy’
    as modifier ‘one of the animal liberation groups’
    • ‘He is generally considered to be the founding father of the animal liberation movement and has turned quite a few meat eaters into vegetarians.’
    • ‘Singer regards the animal liberation movement as comparable to the liberation movements of women and people of colour.’
    • ‘In becoming vegans and animal liberation activists, we had to challenge the things we thought we knew about animals and then change our behavior accordingly.’
    • ‘They are both involved in animal liberation activism on the fringes of the law, him slightly more than her, which she finds a bit unnerving.’
    • ‘The gulf between animal exploitation and animal kinship, and between animal abuse and animal liberation, is fundamentally a spiritual one.’
    • ‘Did you think that armed guards or the installation of motion sensors, cameras, lights, and steel grating around your basement windows would somehow make the animal liberation movement go away?’
    • ‘Listed in the credits was none other than ‘Voice for Animals, ‘an animal rights group whose main goal is animal liberation.’’
    • ‘We believe that animal liberation is not an act of stealing property, but of freeing unjustly detained individuals.’
    • ‘Taking the straightedge vegan message further, adding in causes such as animal liberation and environmental consciousness, Earth Crisis has been featured on MTV and in the New York Times.’
    • ‘The animal liberation movement opposes favoring humans over other animals.’
    • ‘Like it or not, the comments at AR2002 encouraging the use of violence as a means for achieving animal liberation could very well have been the impetus for the actions referenced in this article.’
    • ‘We're condemned to use imperfect methods in an imperfect world history will show that [animal rights activists] were right to break the law in pursuit of the ultimate liberation, animal liberation.’
    • ‘Yourofsky has spent quite a bit of time in jail for various animal liberation acts, including two months in a Canadian prison for releasing mink from a Canadian farm.’
    • ‘However genuine the motives of animal liberation activists may be, their actions can sometimes have serious effects.’
    • ‘‘The creation of a new enclosure for polar bears in Edinburgh would provoke deep anger throughout the animal rights and animal liberation movement,’ he said.’
    • ‘The Animal Liberation League sees strategic nonviolence as the animals' best hope for complete and lasting animal liberation.’
    • ‘Dr Best has consistently argued that violence forms a necessary part of the animal liberation movement.’
    • ‘Is it improving animal welfare, or is it about animal liberation?’
    • ‘Shouldn't we all feel slightly silly at realising that these are the alleged terrorists who have apparently held the government and society to ransom in their fight for animal liberation?’
    • ‘SHAC is a direct action campaign group with a loose membership that forms part of a shadowy network of animal liberation organisations.’


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