Definition of animal rights in English:

Share this entry

animal rights

Pronunciation: /ˈanəməl rīts/

plural noun

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: an·i·mal rights

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.