The person who violates your rights does not take them away. If they raid your breeding operation and trample over your rights, they haven't taken your rights away. Neither has the person who forces you to give up your lion or your tiger.
They have committed a crime against you by violating your rights. They owe you for that. They took away your dignity for a time, your property, your feeling of safety in your own home, and they should suffer a just punishment for doing that, something that will deter them from doing it again.
Further, a citizen must stop denying that they do this. Generally, the police did not come and rescue a bunch of animals in dire straits. They went with a hired sociopath who told them what to do. That hired sociopath is like a witch-smeller, pretending to see "signs." The truth is that they see what they want to see and say what they want to say. There are always signs. An animal rights activist thinks that the biggest sign of abuse is keeping the animal, and even when they keep them themselves, they think that. Some of them deny that they are animal rights activists and they could be telling the truth. They're just social parasites who work with whatever group gives them someone to rape.
Take the attitude that a crime has actually been committed when this happens. There is a federal law, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which defines what should be painfully obvious: “Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State . . . subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress. . . .” Click here for source
The ability to freely exercise a right is generally lost by a failure to enforce those rights, and a failure to deal correctly with the parasites who would violate them. First clue: don't use them to go after people you don't like. The parasites feed on your fear of what your neighbor does. They come up ways that your neighbor is dangerous to you because of the drugs that he uses, or the pets that he keeps, or because just one time in his life he might have acted like a man. Then they have you. Your money is theirs, they hold a proxy on your rights, and you may feel that you have to like it.