Animal Farm

what is animalism? and what was the purpose of reducing the principle of animalism?

chapter 2 of animal farm page 16. the part way the pigs had succeeded in reducing the principles of animalism to seven commandments.

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Animalism, in Animal farm, was a philosophy that pursued an ideology to further the interests of animals in a human dominated society. Animalism is the system of thought that Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer make using the ideas that Old Major outlined in his speech in Chapter 1. Animalism included revolution against humans like Farmer Jones and the adoption of a socialist animal utopia. Old Major had a vision where all animals shared in the labour of the farm and all enjoyed the fruits of that labour equally. This egalitarian ideology was quickly perverted by the likes of Napoleon after Old Major's death. Simply they reduce the philosophy to commandments to make their points clear but more than that, to serve their own personal goals.