Definition of animal rights noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


animal rights

BrE BrE//ˌænɪml ˈraɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌænɪml ˈraɪts//
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the rights of animals to be treated well, for example by not being hunted or used for medical research His research work was attacked by animal rights activists.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: animal rights