zoophile


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zo·o·phile

(zō'ō-fīl),
1. A lover of animals; especially one more fond of animals than of humans.
2. One opposed to any animal experimentation; an antivivisectionist.
[zoo- + G. philos, fond]

zoophile

(zō′ō-fīl) [″ + philein, to love]
1. One who likes animals.
2. An antivivisectionist.
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Parfois en revanche--voici un autre topos--c'est l'homme qui, par l'acte zoophile, marque deliberement sa distance avec l'humanite courante.
On pourrait citer aussi Cecile Jarsaillon, qui confectionne des broderies a caractere zoophile s'inspirant de cartes a jouer des annees 1970.
The zoophiles made numerous DVDs and videotapes of their exploits, and at one point in the documentary the camera drifts by a television on which one of their videos is playing, but it is impossible to discern from the out-of-focus image what's happening, although human grunts and exclamations of "Oh God" are audible.
Like the zoophiles themselves, the film is unwilling to seriously engage with anything that would break its dreamy, dark magic.
It's something we didn't get into in depth because there wasn't enough material, but we did try to hint at that definite sense that it was not classless entirely (as the zoophiles assert in the narration).
Uh, speaking of sympathizing with the zoophiles, though, one person who clearly thinks the film wants to do that is Gary Indiana.
Foucault goes on to cite what he calls the 'strange baptismal names' that nineteenth century psychiatrists and sexologists gave to these new medicalised sexualities: zoophiles, zooerasts, mixoscophiles and sexoesthetics are just some of the exotic terms listed.
Unlike the other two individuals cited in Dana's study, Stevie does not display the indifference to family and friends, to human suffering generally, said to be characteristic of zoophiles.
Indeed, Dana's impatience with the zoophiles was consistent with a growing feeling among the medical establishment who had moved from viewing the Antivivisectionists as "ill-formed but well meaning and kindhearted people" to "hardhearted fanatics .
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).
Defendant Green issues marriage licenses to individuals who selfidentify as homosexual but he refuses to issue marriage licenses to zoophiles, machinists and polygamists on a basis that can only be described as procedurally arbitrary," the complaint states.
Zoophiles said at the time that their sexual relations with their animals were mutual, and that their pets - who they prefer to be called their "partners" - could express if they wanted sex.