A Closer Look at Animalia
People and animals alike share a desire for a healthy life, a safe home, and physical well-being. All living things need food, water, shelter, clothing, and space to survive. Humans have been defining beauty for thousands of years and animal rights have been a part of that definition since animals have made up the greatest part of our ecosystems. Animals matter to human communities because without animals, our communities would cease to exist.
Although animals form a major part of our ecosystems, they are often abused and mistreated. For example, one common practice is the throwing of live animals as ballast into massive fertilized farms or dumps. The result is millions of dead animals each year that suffocate or die of suffocation in massive smocks. Many other animals die through disease, malnutrition, starvation, overcrowding, lack of shelter, hunger, trampling, and blasting. Blastula, a term derived from the Greek word” Blastus” means “a net or wrapping.”
A web based biological classification system for animals is based on the premise that all animals have a nervous system and all animals are composed of complex molecules. Humans, however, are unique in that all humans are not composed of complex molecules but are instead micro-organisms. The uniqueness of humans is reflected in our anatomical makeup and in the complexity of our brains and nervous systems. Humans have five distinct types of chromosomes; each chromosome has between one and two chromosomes. Humans also have an exceptionally large amount of cellular material, which forms both organs and body parts such as fur, hair, fingernails, and teeth.
There are three broad classifications of mammals: humans, non-human animals including cattle, pigs, horses, and donkeys, amphibians and reptiles, plants including algae, trees, grasses, flowers, fruits, roots, bark, and bamboos. Non-human animals including dogs, cats, dogs’ paws, cats’ ears, fishes, frogs, turtles, salamanders, their eggs, and birds are placed into a separate biological classification due to their relationships with man. All other placental animals are placed into a class that does not have any relation with either humans or non-human animals. Birds and reptiles are placed under the class of reptiles due to their reptilian appearance.
An arrangement of around nine hundred bones known as the vertebral column supports the skeletal system and provides the basis for the various limbs. The spinal cord controls the movement of all the organs of the body and has connections with nearly every sensory organ. In most animals the brain and nervous system are contained within the central nervous system, whereas, in humans, the cerebellum and central nervous system are contained within the brain. Humans have an unusually great number of sponges in their bodies; these sponges are called the appendix. Humans are one of the few animals in nature that have both sponges and gallbladder.
A classification of animals having its own niche in the animal kingdom is referred to as animals. Animalia includes several orders of animals having distinct characteristics which differ from other animals. Most representatives of animals are insects and crustaceans, but some belong to other classes. Within animals there are two broad categories of animals having special appendages: the prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Prokaryotes generally contain a single nucleus, surrounded by a thick cell wall, while eukaryotes have multiple nuclei, surrounded by a thick cell wall.