zoophile

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zo·o·phil·i·a

 (zō′ə-fĭl′ē-ə)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving animals.

zo′o·phile′ (-fīl′) n.

zoophile

(ˈzəʊəˌfaɪl)
n
(Zoology) a person who is devoted to animals and their protection from practices such as vivisection
zoophilic adj

zoophile

Someone who loves animals.
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According to these authors, the variation of protein can not be directly related to the attraction of pollinators, since pollen species zoophiles is richer in protein than anemophilous species, such as corn and coconut.
Zoo contemplates the event known in the press as "The Enumclaw Horse Sex Incident" largely from the point of view of a cluster of zoophiles who regularly met at a horse farm outside Enumclaw, a rural town in the foothills of Washington's Mount Rainer, for the purpose of having sex with the occupants of its stable.
The film--which has been praised for its sensitivity and unexpected lyricism--is largely assembled around the audio testimony of other zoophiles, one of whom, known in the film as the Happy Horseman, delivered Mr.
Hanaway said she hopes the legislature will act swiftly to rid Missouri of the stigma as a haven for zoophiles (people who claim to have affection for the animals with which they couple).