from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The rights to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially the right not to be exploited for human purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The concept that animals are entitled to certain fundamental rights such as the right to be spared undue suffering.


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