What is animal?

Animal

Animals are a major group of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. All animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance.

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Some articles on animal:

Monkey - Relationship With Humans - In Experiments
... African Green Monkeys are widely used in animal testing facilities, either wild-caught or purpose-bred ... Animal rights activists claim that their use is cruel and produces little information of value, and there have been many protests, vandalism to testing facilities and ... The topic has become a popular cause for animal rights and animal welfare groups ...
Animal Behaviour
... Animal behaviour is the subject of The field of ethology Animal Behaviour, a scientific journal ...
Walter Burkert - Burkert's Theory of Sacrificial Ritual
... Salted-barley corns from the basket were thrown on the animal’s head and into the altar fire ... A lock of hair from the animal is then cut and burned, libation being poured on the altar with prayer ... After silence is proclaimed, the music of flutes begins and the animal is slain ...
Nalgene - Controversy
... In 1997 Nalgene was targeted in a nationwide boycott by campus-based animal rights activists for products used in animal experimentation ... "conducted only within the guidelines of the federal Animal Welfare Act and only when necessary." ...
Animal - Ethics
... Animals are regarded by philosophers like Peter Singer as ethical subjects ... Animal rights movements have worked to promote animal welfare ...

More definitions of "animal":

  • (adj): Of the appetites and passions of the body.
    Example: "Animal instincts"
    Synonyms: carnal, fleshly, sensual
  • (adj): Of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals.
    Example: "The animal kingdom"; "animal instincts"; "animal fats"

Famous quotes containing the word animal:

    Afflicted with existence, each man endures like an animal the consequences which proceed from it. Thus, in a world where everything is detestable, hatred becomes huger than the world and, having transcended its object, cancels itself out.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)

    Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.
    Edith Hamilton (1867–1963)

    ... found myself
    myself, smaller,
    not thin but thinner, nervous,
    who hurries without animal calm.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)