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Arts and Humanities
Treatment of Animals
The vocabulary words for the first practice problem topic.
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The science or practice of farming and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
Parts of animals that are not intended for human consumption such as catering waste, feathers, wool, and used cooking oil.
The human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals for purposes other than self-defense; also called "animal abuse" or "animal neglect".
The rights of animals to the same humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse as humans; also referred to as animal advocacy.
A facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives.
Refers to the state of an animal's well-being while under the care of humans.
Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
Passed in 1966, the first federal law in the United States to regulate the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers.
The study of the interaction between humans and animals.
Bears kept in captivity so their bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder, can be harvested, most often for medicinal purposes.
The state of being confined in a place (such as a prison or a cage) and not being able to leave or be free.
The selective slaughter of wild animals, often used to describe the management of shark populations.
An animal, such as a cat or dog, that has been tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source, or pet - especially a member of those species that through selective breeding have become notably different from their wild ancestors.
A species of animal that is seriously at risk of extinction.
The science of animal behavior.
The act of putting an animal to death painlessly.
A species that has died out and no longer exists.
A farm on which large numbers of livestock such as poultry, pigs, and/or cattle are raised indoors and confined to strictly controlled conditions to maximize production at minimal cost.
The place of residence or home where an adopter agrees to let an adopted animal live for the rest of its life.
Livestock, especially poultry, kept in natural conditions with freedom of movement; sometimes called cage-free.
Having or showing compassion or benevolence.
A person who chases and kills wild animals for food or sport.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species
The world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species, also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List.
Without compassion for misery or suffering; cruel in nature.
Farm animals regarded as assets.
A shelter that saves healthy, treatable animals without the threat of euthanasia.
The record of descent of an animal which proves it to be purebred.
The hair, fur, or wool that covers an animal's skin that has been stripped from the animal.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
The largest animal rights organization in the world with more than 3 million members and supporters working and focusing on areas such as public education, investigations, research, animal rescue, and protest campaigns.
A person who hunts or catches wildlife illegally.
An establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane.
A facility where animals are killed for consumption as food.
The process of placing electronic sensors on animals to track their movement.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
A non-profit animal welfare organization, originally founded in England in 1824 to pass laws protecting carriage horses from abuse, that now works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters.
A prejudice or bias in favor of the interests of members of one's own species.
A person who chooses not to eat or use animal products.
A person who does not eat meat, most often for moral, religious, or health reasons.
A person qualified to treat diseased or injured animals.
The scientific study of the behavior, structure, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals.
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