I sometimes worry about this with myself. I think in my case, I see it as much easier to "save" an animal than it is to save a human. For instance, when I find a starving/abused animal, I can take it home, feed it, and give it a good home. That's not so easy to do with fellow humans. You can't just adopt other people on the spot. Don't get me wrong - I help other humans when I can, but there's not the hands-on, instant feeling of gratification, in most cases. Do you guys understand what I'm saying?
I read a research report recently that showed people with high levels of compassion for animals also tends to have above average levels of compassion for people. I don't think empathy is a limited resource that you "used up" on animals. But animals can be considerable less demanding recipients of our care.
I do care for both, but let say they are both drowning and you can save only one, which one are you going to save? The other one which is lighter. Really, both If I can
by Holle Abee 9 years ago
Sometimes late at night I get some strange thoughts. The following is one I pondered over last night.Let's say you have a beloved dog that's like one of your kids. The pooch saved your life once, and it's in the prime of life. On the other side of the world is an old man who's an invalid. You've...
by Steve Andrews 2 years ago
What animals do you dislike and why don't you like them?
by punamdharkar 9 years ago
Often, animal lovers prefer being in the company of animals over humans. Why do you think they do?
by alexalbert123 11 years ago
Do yourself a favor, rescue a domesticated animal, leave the wild ones to nature.
by Ashok Goyal 9 years ago
Is there any law to punish animals like Lion, Elephant and Bear injuring humans without provocation?Is there any law to punish animals like Lion, Elephant and Bear injuring humans without provocation? If human beings commit crimes there is law to punish them.
by Mahaveer Sanglikar 10 years ago
Just a curiosity. Do animal lovers love human beings?
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