an·​i·​mal·​i·​tar·​i·​an·​ism | \ ˌanəˌmaləˈterēəˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of animalitarianism

: the view that animals are more natural, happier, and admirable than human beings

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First Known Use of animalitarianism

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for animalitarianism

animal entry 1 + -itarianism (as in humanitarianism)

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“Animalitarianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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