23 terms

Animal rights vocabulary

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endangered species
a species of plant or animal that are in danger of becoming extinct
animal rights
the belief that animals have rights similar to humans
vivisection
the practice of cutting or injuring living animals for scientific research
maimed
to injure, disable or disfugure usually by depriving the use of a limb
paralyze
unable to move
lethal
causing death
abomination
disgust
immoral
corrupt, wrong
barbaric practice
cruel or brutal practice
sensitive
easily hurt, upset or offended
anaesthetize
to become insensible to pain by using anaesthetic
justify
to demonstrate or prove to be just, right
habitat
the natural environment in which a species lives
distress
to cause suffering
restrain
to hold back, control
neglect
pay little or no attention to
captive
kept under restraint
enclosed
locked in
cramped lifestyle
uncomfortably small as in a zoo
isolate
to cause to be alone
predatory
preying on other animals (hunting)
prey
an animal hunted or caught by another for food
compassion
feeling of sympathy and sorrow