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animal rights

pl.n.
The right to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially the right to be treated as persons or more like persons under the law.
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Ironically, this animal care exceeds anything the always-complaining animal-rights activists provide.
Today it is encouraging to see the emergence of grass-roots organizations like Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (Karachi), Animal Rights in Pakistan (Lahore), Animal Save Movement Pakistan (Multan) and Animal Care Association Pakistan (Islamabad) who through the power of the social media, find themselves connected with global animal-rights movements reaching out to their community, raising its animal-right awareness.
PETA is one of the world's largest animal-rights groups and has over 2 million members in scores of countries.
"The animal-rights groups learned through their sealing campaign that there's a lot of money to be made," explains Herscovici, who authored Second Nature: The Animal Rights Controversy, a book published in 1985 outlining canards spread among animal-rights activists.
Humane USA PAC was created in 1999 to endorse and help fund campaigns for political candidates who support the animal-rights agenda and to lobby for animal-rights legislation.
But with the new responsibility for checking up on formerly exempted animals, the inspection duties of APHIS' $10-million animal-care program could double, believe analysts on both sides of the animal-rights issue.
Animal-rights groups also this month set free some 8,000 minks from a farm in Britain and another 4,000 were released from their cages in Finland.
Valid alternatives to animal testing exist, animal-rights supporters point out.
But animal-rights activists last night slammed the hunting plan.
Author Kathleen Marquardt is founder of Putting People First, an advocacy group that defends biomedical researchers, pet owners, hunters, and others against animal-rights zealots.
He opines, "The more extreme animal-rights activists are little more than the modern version of the old-time antivivisectionists"--as if this were a stinging indictment.
and Barnum & Bailey Circus has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year legal battle initiated over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants.