Battered dogs get more empathy than adult humans: Survey : Postnoon

People have more empathy for battered puppies and full grown dogs than they do for adult humans, a US survey has found.


Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke, sociology professors at the Northeastern University, surveyed 240 men and women, most of them white and between the ages of 18 and 25, at a large northeastern university in the US.

Participants randomly received one of four fictional news articles about the beating of a one-year-old child, an adult in his 30s, a puppy, or a six-year-old dog, reports Xinhua.