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animal rights

plural noun
1.
the rights of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to the same humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse that are accorded to humans.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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British Dictionary definitions for animal right

animal rights

plural noun
1.
  1. the rights of animals to be protected from exploitation and abuse by humans
  2. (as modifier): the animal-rights lobby
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