bunny hugger

bunny hugger
   a person obsessed with the welfare of a selective choice of nonhuman mammals
   Foxes, rabbits, and badgers score more highly than rats and mice. A dysphemism, especially among the practitioners of country sports:
    Judging from letters sent to the Press, many bunny-huggers believe that the average mink lives the life of a fur-clad Buddhist monk. (Robin Page in Daily Telegraph, 6 September 1998 — those describing themselves as animal lovers had released some 6,000 mink from captivity in the unfulfilled hope or expectation that the predators would live a vegetarian life of self-denial and peaceful coexistence among the native fauna)

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