WE’RE ALL VICTIMS TO PUPPY LOVE!November 6, 2017
We all have baby fever for fur babies.
A study was done by the Society & Animals Journal where people were given news reports of attacks with a baseball bat against a 1-year-old baby, a 30-year-old adult, a young puppy and a 6-year-old dog. The levels of empathy were recorded for each victim.
Sorry adults! The amount of empathy for the baby, puppy and dog were all around the same and much higher than the 30-year old-adults. The study found:
“Respondents were significantly less distressed when adult humans were victimized, in comparison with human babies, puppies and adult dogs. Only relative to the infant victim did the adult dog receive lower scores of empathy. Subjects did not view their dogs as animals, but rather as ‘fur babies’, or family members alongside human children.”
We can’t say we’re surprised… How can you hurt a fur baby with a face like this?