animal food

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animal food (countable and uncountable, plural animal foods)

  1. Synonym of animal feed
  2. Food from animals.
    Coordinate term: plant food
    • 1880, an ex-commissioner, Destruction of Life by Snakes, Hydrophobia, etc. in Western India, London: W. H. Allen and Co., page 92:
      “The Banian avoid hardship, exposure, war, occupies himself with trade, usury, &c. leads a sedentary life, and consumes no animal food. The European and all the war-like classes, Rajpoots, Seiks, Mussulmans, Maratha Kolees, require and consume animal food. / “The Banian is not content that he is neither required to eat, nor catch, nor destroy any creature having life, []
    • 2009, Celine Steen, Joni Marie Newman, 500 Vegan Recipes: An Amazing Variety of Delicious Recipes, From Chilis and Casseroles to Crumbles, Crisps, and Cookies, Beverly, Mass.: Fair Winds Press, →ISBN, page 8:
      Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines vegan as: A strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products; also: one who abstains from using animal products (as leather).
    • 2014, Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina, Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet, New York, N.Y.: The Experiment, LLC, →ISBN:
      You’ll see below, when we talk about health benefits associated with plant foods, that replacing one kind of animal food with another is not really the best route to better health.
    • 2020, Jack Norris, Virginia Messina, Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy on a Plant-Based Diet, Hachette Book Group, →ISBN:
      When British researchers measured average greenhouse gas emissions from people eating all different types of diets including vegan, vegetarian, and varying amounts of meat, they found that the less animal food a group ate, the lower the GHG emissions associated with their diet. Emissions associated with meat-eaters were twice as high as those in vegans.