We all know someone who is obsessed with their dog, but just how much do they love them? Well a recent study suggests that humans tend to show more love towards dogs than they do other humans!
The study took place online and involved around 250 people. They then showed the participants two images, one of a dog and one of a human. The participants were then asked if they had $5 to donate to help save either the dog's life or the human's life, who would they choose? The results showed that people were twice as likely to donate to the dog.
"We also found more empathy for victims who are human children, puppies, and fully-grown dogs than for victims who are adult humans. Age makes a difference for empathy toward human victims, but not for dog victims." the researchers said.
Psychotherapist Justin Lioi also gave some insight in to the results.
"We are more able to empathize with someone whom we deem to have little blame for their circumstances," he said. "Dogs and babies are the definition of didn’t-ask-for-this and we are more likely to rush to support them."