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ISPCA Policy Definitions

    * The term "animals" means all sentient non-human creatures.

    * The term "suffering" includes stress, tear, pain, discomfort, injury, disease and behavioural and mental distress

    * The term "mutilation" includes any procedure carried out with or without instrument, which involves unnecessary interference with the sensitive tissue or bone structure of an animal.

    * The term "cruelty" means having, or showing indifference to, or pleasures in, animal suffering; unnecessarily causing mental or physical pain or suffering.

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