Animal rights activists aim to give animals basic rights and, as they say, release them from all “exploitation conditions”. That is why the movement or at least a part of it is called “animal liberation movement”.
The opponents of animal rights declare that animals can not participate in the legal system because they are not able to make moral decisions and to respect the rights of others. In addition, detractors see the danger of calling into question the universal human rights.
If human rights were transferred to animals, all people would have to become vegans, which would lead to major nutritional problems, at least in many poorer areas where nutrients and plant proteins are not available to a sufficient degree.