November 1st, 2017 18:05 EST
Study: People Are More Empathetic Towards Dogs Than Fellow Humans
"Some dog owners love their four-legged friends so much that they treat them like they would a child - and sometimes even say they prefer them to some friends and family.
And according to new research, there`s a scientific reason why.
A study published in the journal Society and Animals suggested that people are more empathetic towards dogs than fellow humans."
I make no apologies over the fact that I prefer the company of canines over human beings.
If a virus wiped out the entire human population except for me, I wouldn`t be terribly distressed as long as animals, and especially my pooch, were immune to the deadly virus.
When I`m with a human being, whether it`s a close friend or a stranger, holding up my end of the conversation is tiresome, but when I`m with Mandy my dog, our conversation is almost telepathic, we communicate nonverbally with glances and facial expressions that speaks of our loving bond.
Of course I`m more empathetic with towards dogs than my fellow humans, dogs are guileless and trusting unlike deceitful and` treacherous humans.
Unfortunately, dogs can`t read my essays, but if you love dogs more than humans let me know.
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