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zoophilism, zoophily

love of animals. — zoophilist, n.zoophilous, adj.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
love of animals. — zoophilist, n. — zoophilous, adj.
See also: Animals
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Not all of this growth in interest reflects increased or newly uncloseted zoophily (though this is surely a factor--most scholars who choose to write about animals do like them).
Implying more than simply love for animals, zoophily conveyed the reformers' conviction that the spread of mercy was the great cause of civilization.
In June 1909, the Journal of Zoophily, the organ of the AAVS, listed twelve arguments from the vivisectionist side as to "why vivisection is right," each manifestly flimsy.