Definition of animal rights in English:

animal rights

plural noun

  • The rights of animals to live free from human exploitation and abuse:

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

Pronunciation:

animal rights

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