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animal rightsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌæn.ɪ.məl ˈraɪts/  us   /ˌæn.ɪ.məl ˈraɪts/
the ​rights of ​animals to be ​treated well, for ​example by not being used for ​testingdrugs or by not being ​hunted: She ​campaigns for ​animalrights. Animal ​rights activistsprotestedoutside the ​laboratory.
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animal rightsplural noun

 /ˈæn·ə·məl ˈrɑɪts/
the ​idea that ​animals should not be ​treatedcruelly by ​people
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