Study Explains Why We Empathize More With Dogs Than People

Study Explains Why We Empathize More With Dogs Than People
You’re watching a movie. A dog and his human companions run through a battlefield, dodging gunfire and explosions. Be honest: you’re more concerned that the dog will perish, not the people, right? For plenty of people, selfless and unconditionally loyal dogs are a little easier to love than humans. A new study demonstrates that we do indeed have more empathy for them than other adults, and the authors attempt to explain why. Writing in the journal Society & Animals,