A study released by the Amer­ican Soci­o­log­ical Asso­ci­a­tion last year indi­cated that most people feel greater empathy toward dogs than other humans.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity soci­ology pro­fes­sors Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke reported that we are far more dis­turbed by accounts of abused dogs and babies — due to their vul­ner­a­bility and depen­dency — than we are about abused adults.


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