Ouch! Study says that humans love their dogs more than other humans
We always knew this, right?
While we love our family members and friends to the moon and back, there's something special about dogs.
They're a man's best friend, and can be a person's closest ally.
That's why it's no real surprise that two studies have found that humans love dogs more than other people.
A UK medical research charity staged two fake donation campaigns. One featured a dog, and the other featured a grown human man.
“Would you give 5 pounds to save Harrison from a slow, painful death?” the separate ads said, with both the dog and human named “Harrison.”
And of course, the dog campaign gained much more donations.
According to the NY Post, another study was carried out which showed that only a baby could compete with a dog for a human's affection.
University students were shown fake newspaper clippings of a baseball attack carried out on a puppy, an adult dog, a baby and a grown man.
They were then asked questions to see their level of sympathy for each.
The researchers said: “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.”
So, there you have it... we love dogs more than grown human beings.