An animal rights activist may refer to any person who is involved in the advocacy of animal welfare and the ethical and humane treatment of animals. One of the main objectives of an animal rights activist is to protect the rights of animals and ensure the physical and psychological health of animals. In order to protect animal rights, an animal rights activist many engage in activities that ensure animal welfare, including their longevity, reproductive health, disease protection and treatment, immunosuppression and animal testing of various products.an animal rights activist may address issues such as experiments on animals, animals used for entertainment purposes, animal conservation, anti-fur campaigns, commercial hunting, illegal sale of animal skin, abusive treatment of rats at laboratories, abandonment of pets, cruelty to zoo animals or other animals in confinement and many others. While cultural traditions all over the world have from ancient ages believed in animal rights, like Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism for example, animal’s right activism first emerged in North America in 1641. Thus, by the 17th century animal rights gained prominence. To learn more interesting facts about famous animal rights activists, continue to read some of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.