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Animal Rights

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Third edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9781933782676
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622695
Animal Rights

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Animal rights is the broad term used to describe opposition to using animals for human pleasure or profit in ways that might interfere with its well-being, life, or quality of existence. Animal rights philosophy and associated movements strike directly at the heart of animal-based sports. Whether the activity is hunting, chasing, showing, riding, or viewing animals in sport, animal rights proponents question whether humans have the right to use animals for either pleasure or sustenance.

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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