Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia. With few exceptions, animals consume organic material, breathe oxygen, are able to move, can reproduce sexually, and grow from a hollow sphere of cells, the blastula, during embryonic development.

Animal rights is a philosophical concept in bioethics that considers animals other than the human species as bearers of rights.

Animal welfare is the well-being of nonhuman animals. The standards of “good” animal welfare vary considerably between different contexts.

Animal worship (or zoolatry) is rituals involving animals, such as the glorification of animal deities or animal sacrifice. When a god is respected or worshipped by means of a representative animal, an animal cult is formed.

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