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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).
The early antivivisectionists used the term "zoophily" to describe the ethical premise upon which the movement was based.