Animals by Use

Animals are a part of our lives in all kinds of ways.  They are our companions, they work for us, they have been a part of entertainment and sport, used in science, they provide food, as well as provide valuable ‘services’ to us as wildlife. Here we explore non-human animals and the various ways we value them.

Overview of animal use

Companion animals

Therapy animals

Beasts of burden


Animals in science

Animals used for food

Animals used for fiber

Racing, sport, and competition


Animals in healing

Animals in art and media

Animals as symbols