utilitarianism

utilitarianism. An ethical philosophy in which moral decisions are based on the utility of an action in terms of producing...

veal

veal. The culinary term for the flesh of a young calf (under 3 months) and a byproduct of the dairy...

veal crate

veal crate. Small crate in which a calf being raised for veal is confined and tied up. The calf’s movement...

veg*n or veg*an

veg*n or veg*an. An inclusive term referring to the categories of lacto-ovo vegetarians and vegans together.

veganism

veganism. As defined by the Vegan Society, the founders of which coined the term: “a philosophy and way of living...

vegetarianism, lacto-ovo

vegetarianism, lacto-ovo. A diet that excludes all animal flesh (including beef, poultry, and fish) but that includes dairy and eggs....

vivisection

vivisection. Cutting or operating on a live animal. The term also refers more generally to experimentation on animals for medical...

xenotransplantation

xenotransplantation. The transplanting of living cells, tissues, and/or organs from one species to another species.  Organs from various species have...

zoonosis

zoonosis. Animal disease (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral, or prion) transmissible to humans.  Examples include tuberculosis and rabies.