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compassion

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Fellow feeling, the emotion of caring concern; in post-biblical Hebrew rahamanut, interestingly from the word rehem, ‘womb’, originating in the idea of either motherly love or sibling love...

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ecology

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Science and Mathematics.

(ee-kol-ŏji)

the study of the relationships between humans, plants and animals, and the environment.

—ecological

adj.

—ecologist

n.

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environmental rights

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The term ‘environmental rights’ is perhaps best understood as a diverse group of legal remedies which apply when either a person suffers harm which originates in the environment...

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factory farming

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Highly intensive rearing of livestock, such as pigs, heifers, turkeys, and chickens, relying on fortified feeds rather than grazing or free-range foraging for food, with emphasis on adding...

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moral status

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

A concept featuring in discussion of animal welfare and animal rights, also in debates about abortion and euthanasia, as well as in feminist ethics. In the former debates, the issue will be...

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vegetarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Medicine and Health.

The conscious avoidance of eating animal flesh, frequently extended to fish, and sometimes to animal products. In the East, it is most closely associated with Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist...

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vivisection

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Squeamishness about the dissection (let alone vivisection) of animals is a mark of much ancient medicine and zoology, and there is no firm evidence for vivisection in those Hippocratic...

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