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Word of the Day — January 2, 2013

January 3, 2013 - Scott Viau
Sentient — SEN-tee-ENT — to be able to perceive or feel things

Example: "A response to a letter to the N.Y. Times by someone who is against the use of human medicines for unwell farm animals: 'Blake Hurst's observations about happy pigs and unhappy farmers aren't about the well-being of either; they're about protecting a system that produces cheap food. That system may treat sentient animals like car parts and ruin antibiotics we need for human medicine and destroy rural communities by polluting our air and water ...'"

 
 

 

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