Some People Love Their Pets More Than They Love Other Humans, According To Study

I think we all know someone who seems to get a long better with their pets, than they do humans. This is a real thing folks. So real, that researchers from Northeastern University wanted to dig deeper into the reasons behind this phenomenon and found that some people appreciate and feel more compassion for dogs than for other human beings. This is especially true in circumstances of abuse.

The study, which was published in the  journal, was conducted by researchers Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke. They duo wanted to understand why some people care more about dogs than they do other humans. The experiment focused on testing whether people were more distressed by animal abuse or by that of another person. An interesting way to go about the study, surely.

Starting out as just a theory, researchers thought that the age of the victim would be the major factor in the fluctuation of distressed caused by the ‘abuse’. However, they determined that in addition to age, the actual species of the victim was a major factor.

The Experiment

240 students were asked to share their level of empathy during unusual situations like an adult or child being severely beaten with a baseball bat or a puppy or adult dog also being abused.

All of the scenarios were reported as ‘news’ for the studies participants, but all articles were false and written specifically for the experiment.

Those who read the stories of the child, the puppy, and the adult dog exhibited more anguish and compassion than those who read just the one about the adult.

Thoughts

The authors of the study concluded that humans tend to be more disturbed when it comes to animals suffering, over humans experiencing pain. The only exception to their finding was when the abuse of a child was involved. The researchers believe that this may be, because humans feel that animals are helpless in regards to abuse, no matter their age. When it comes to humans, children are viewed as helpless, while adults are not and are able to defend themselves.

The Conclusion

The study found that the age of the victim is a crucial factor for the reaction of people seeing humans being abused, but not for dogs or animals being mistreated. It also revealed that humans are more prone to show empathy if the victims aren’t able to defend themselves.

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NFL Honors Michael Vick, Man Who Tortured And Killed Dogs For Fun | Michael Stone

Despicable: Outrage builds after the NFL announces plans to honor Michael Vick, a former NFL quarterback who killed and tortured dogs for fun.

In a bizarre decision the NFL recently announced that Vick would be one of four honorary captains for the 2020 Pro Bowl game.

As one might imagine, dog lovers and other reasonable people were outraged at the NFL’s foolish decision to honor this cruel and despicable monster.

For those who do not recall, Vick made headlines in 2007 when he was arrested and charged for running an illegal dog fighting ring on his property in Surry County, Virginia. After making a deal with prosecutors, Vick was eventually found guilty of one count of killing dogs and one count of promoting dog fighting, and served a 23-month prison sentence for his crimes.

Given the severity of his crimes, and the deliberate brutality and cruelty involved, Vick got off easy. When initially busted, Vick denied direct responsibility for the torture and killing of multiple dogs, but after evidence mounted, Vick changed his tune, and admitted that he directly participated in the  torture and killing of multiple dogs.

Vick thought it was fun to watch his pit bull dogs injure or kill other dogs, and often used family pets as bait for his dogs.

When unsatisfied with his dogs’ performance, Vick would execute the animals in cruel fashion, sometimes shooting them, sometimes hanging them, and sometimes electrocuting them.

And he enjoyed it. He enjoyed watching the animals suffer; he enjoyed torturing dogs; he enjoyed making dogs fight to the death; he enjoyed killing dogs. In short, the man is a cruel and reprehensible monster, and he should not be honored by the NFL.

The following is a sample of social media reactions to the news that the NFL would be honoring Vick:

Man, fuck Michael Vick and FUCK the @NFL for letting him be a pro bowl captain. How can you give this man a platform after the cruel and inhumane way he treated animals?

— Kim Noble (@hey0itskho) December 5, 2019

It will continually be amazing to me how Colin Kapernick was treated and shunned versus how Michael Vick has been treated and lauded.
Standing up for injustice of peoples versus running a dog fighting ring where precious dogs were brutalized.

For anyone supporting Michael Vick serving as a 2020 pro bowl captain please read this. It’s sickening and unforgivable. pic.twitter.com/7oE36KeBow

— Kehli (@kehli_lan) December 5, 2019

Michael Vick didn’t just fight dogs. Witnesses say he had a DIRECT hand in their torture and killings of the dogs. He laughed when throwing family dogs into the ring with fighter dogs. When did the NFL lose their morals? He shouldn’t be a fucking pro bowl captain honoree. https://t.co/rKUa8JC5wc

— T. (@thamaraom) December 5, 2019

In response to the incomprehensible decision to honor Vick, several petitions have sprung up asking the NFL to reverse their morally indefensible decision.

In fact, two separate petitions are getting a great deal of attention. has received over 150,000 signatures; while has over 230,000 signatures.

Bottom line: In a morally reprehensible decision, the NFL has decided to honor Michael Vick, a former quarterback who tortured and killed dogs for fun, by selecting him to be an honorary captain for the 2020 Pro Bowl game.

Pooper Scooper Robot Will Discover, Discover As Well As Instantly Get Your Dog’s Poo

Pooper Scooper Robot Will Find, Detect And Automatically Pick Up Your Dog's Poo Beetl Robotics Having a family pet includes countless advantages, from the caring snuggles to the

warmest of invites whenever you walk through the front door. But, of all the duties that come with having a pet dog, grabbing their sh * t has actually probably got to be up there with the most awful of them.

In fact, I wager you would certainly be difficult pushed to locate a single dog proprietor that didn’t also somewhat resent their four-legged friend when it pertains to standing in the back yard doing a poo scavenge.

Pooper Scooper Robot Will Find, Detect And Automatically Pick Up Your Dog's Poo Beetl Robotics That’s why a company has done the honourable point by creating a robotic that locates, discovers and also instantly scoops up your canine’s poop, so you’ll

never ever have to do the grunt work ever again. The equipment, called Beetl, is outfitted with computer system vision as well as front cameras to help them look for the dog sh * t, as well as soon as it lays eyes on the faeces, the robot relocates straight over it and also utilizes a mechanical claw to scoop it up.

You can take a look at the wonder invention doing its thang right below:

Luckily, the robot has its very own little sealed container for holding the poop up until it can be thrown away.

In addition to efficiently detecting excrement, Beetl’s sensing units likewise allow it to avoid any kind of challenges in its method as well as remain within a set perimetre. All the proprietor needs to do is set borders on your grass, then enable the robot to roam about and ‘seek’ your canine’s poop.

Its sophisticated AI can be connected to a cloud network, enabling the robotic to discover and also establish new methods.

Sadly, the machinery is still in the screening stage, which means for now, you’ll have to get back available and get your poop by hand.

Disappointment.

Pooper Scooper Robot Will Find, Detect And Automatically Pick Up Your Dog's Poo

Beetl Robotics This isn’t the very first time innovation has been utilized to tidy up after us living animals, after a Dutch startup announced it was utilizing drones to combat the 220 million pounds of dog sh * t left on the roads of the Netherlands’ roads yearly.

Following thing we’ll be designing is robotics to clean our arses for us, so we really never ever have to raise a finger ever before once again.

As well as we question why people are stressed over robots taking over the world?

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Animal cruelty now punishable by up to seven years in prison in US

In a rare display of political unity, Donald Trump on Monday signed a bipartisan bill that, for the first time, makes acts of animal cruelty a federal crime punishable with fines and up to seven years in prison.

The bill, called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, was introduced in the house this year by two Florida lawmakers — representative Vern Buchanan, a Republican, and representative Ted Deutch, a Democrat. It expands a 2010 law signed by Barack Obama that banned videos that show animals being crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled or subjected to other forms of torture.

Now, intentional acts of cruelty shown in the videos are also felony offences.

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“This is a very important bill and it’s an honour to be involved with it,” Mr Trump said at a signing ceremony Monday. “I’m glad we got it done.”

The bill was passed unanimously by a voice vote in the house in October. It was passed unanimously by the senate in November.

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World’s most endangered animals

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World’s most endangered animals

1/17 Sumatran Elephant

The Sumatran elephant population now stands at only 2400-2800
Endemic to the far east of Russia, the Amur Leopard has a population of around 84 and is critically endangered. Here follows every species that the WWF lists as critically endangered.

3/17 Yangtze Finless Porpoise

Endemic to China’s Yangtze River, the Yangtze finless porpoise has an estimated population of 1000-1800

4/17 South China Tiger

When discovered in the 1950s, the South China tiger population was estimated to be 4000, by 1996 it was estimated to be only 30-80. Scientists consider the tiger to be “functionally extinct” as one has not been sighted for over 25 years

5/17 Sumatran Orangutan

The Sumatran orangutan was once found across the island of Sumatra and even further south on Java. Today it is found only in the island’s north and its population stands at 14,613

6/17 Western Lowland Gorilla

Though it is the most populous of all gorilla subspecies, the western lowland gorilla is still critically endangered and its population has declined by 60% in the last quarter century
The Sumatran rhinoceros is the smallest of the surviving rhinoceros species. Only 80 are known to be living today. The last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia died on 28 May 2019

8/17 Sumatran Tiger

There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left today. They are severely threatened by deforestation and poaching

9/17 Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Half of the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo in which these gorillas live has been destroyed the past 50 years. There were 17,000 Eastern Lowland gorillas in the 1990s but scientists estimate their population has declined by over 50% since then
The world’s rarest marine animal has a population of only 30. They were discovered in 1958 and are endemic to Mexico’s Gulf of California

11/17 Javan Rhino

The most threatened of all rhino species, there are only an estimated 58-68 Javan rhinos left
The saola was first sighted in 1992, being the first large mammal to be discovered in over 50 years. Scientists have only sighted saola in the wild four times and it is considered critically endangered

13/17 Malayan Tiger

The Malayan Tiger population now stands at only 250-300
The population of the Hawksbill Turtle has declined by more than 80% in the last century. They are threatened by black market poachers who kill them for their shell
The population of the black rhino dropped by 98% in the years 1960-1995 due to poaching, it stands today at around 5000

16/17 Cross River Gorilla

The population of the Cross River gorilla has been damaged by deforestation and poaching, it now stands at 200-300

17/17 Bornean Orangutan

The population of the Bornean orangutan has been reduced by over 50% in the past 60 years, now standing at around 104,700. Their habitat has been reduced by at least 50% in the 21st century
The Sumatran elephant population now stands at only 2400-2800
Endemic to the far east of Russia, the Amur Leopard has a population of around 84 and is critically endangered. Here follows every species that the WWF lists as critically endangered.

3/17 Yangtze Finless Porpoise

Endemic to China’s Yangtze River, the Yangtze finless porpoise has an estimated population of 1000-1800

4/17 South China Tiger

When discovered in the 1950s, the South China tiger population was estimated to be 4000, by 1996 it was estimated to be only 30-80. Scientists consider the tiger to be “functionally extinct” as one has not been sighted for over 25 years

5/17 Sumatran Orangutan

The Sumatran orangutan was once found across the island of Sumatra and even further south on Java. Today it is found only in the island’s north and its population stands at 14,613

6/17 Western Lowland Gorilla

Though it is the most populous of all gorilla subspecies, the western lowland gorilla is still critically endangered and its population has declined by 60% in the last quarter century
The Sumatran rhinoceros is the smallest of the surviving rhinoceros species. Only 80 are known to be living today. The last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia died on 28 May 2019

8/17 Sumatran Tiger

There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left today. They are severely threatened by deforestation and poaching

9/17 Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Half of the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo in which these gorillas live has been destroyed the past 50 years. There were 17,000 Eastern Lowland gorillas in the 1990s but scientists estimate their population has declined by over 50% since then
The world’s rarest marine animal has a population of only 30. They were discovered in 1958 and are endemic to Mexico’s Gulf of California

11/17 Javan Rhino

The most threatened of all rhino species, there are only an estimated 58-68 Javan rhinos left
The saola was first sighted in 1992, being the first large mammal to be discovered in over 50 years. Scientists have only sighted saola in the wild four times and it is considered critically endangered

13/17 Malayan Tiger

The Malayan Tiger population now stands at only 250-300
The population of the Hawksbill Turtle has declined by more than 80% in the last century. They are threatened by black market poachers who kill them for their shell
The population of the black rhino dropped by 98% in the years 1960-1995 due to poaching, it stands today at around 5000

16/17 Cross River Gorilla

The population of the Cross River gorilla has been damaged by deforestation and poaching, it now stands at 200-300

17/17 Bornean Orangutan

The population of the Bornean orangutan has been reduced by over 50% in the past 60 years, now standing at around 104,700. Their habitat has been reduced by at least 50% in the 21st century

Mr Buchanan said that signing the bill “into law is a significant milestone for pet owners and animal lovers across the country.”

Federal law already bans sponsoring animal fights.

Laws in all 50 states already include felony provisions for animal cruelty. But the federal bill would help prosecutors address cases of abused animals that cross state lines, animal rights groups have said. It could also funnel more resources towards investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases.

The additional step of making acts of cruelty a crime “makes a statement about American values,” said Kitty Block, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States. 

“The approval of this measure by the congress and the president marks a new era in the codification of kindness to animals within federal law,” she said.

“For decades, a national anti-cruelty law was a dream for animal protectionists. Today, it is a reality.”

Chris Schindler, vice president of field services at the Humane Rescue Alliance, said in a statement Monday that the law would be particularly important in the District of Columbia, where cruelty cases often involve multiple jurisdictions and, on occasion, federal property.

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“Our officers investigate thousands of animal cruelty cases each year, but have been unable to truly bring justice for the animals in instances when the cruelty occurs across multiple jurisdictions,” he said. “The PACT Act is a necessary tool for us to provide further protections for animals and our community, and will ensure some of the most horrific acts of animal cruelty are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The bill would not apply to people who slaughter animals for food or to those who hunt, trap and fish.

Federal action addressing animal cruelty stretches back to the late 1990s, after the Humane Society of the United States began investigating “crush videos,” in which animals are tortured or killed, often under a woman’s foot, in the service of a sexual fetish.

The federal government enacted a law in 1999 that made the production and sale of such videos a federal crime. But in 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that law unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds after some argued it was overly broad.

A replacement bill was passed and signed by Mr Obama in 2010.

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Canine Battling Dog Breeder Found Locked Up As Well As Beaten Pretty Poor By Masked Guy – MISUSE

A 52-year old Detroit guy and also presumed pet combating breeder was apparently outside feeding his canines when he was confronted by 3 armed men putting on masks to hide their identifications.
The concealed

males forced him right into his house where they tied him up prior to extremely defeating and also abusing him before cutting off his ear as well as driving away in his van.

“They tied him up (the dog battling dog breeder); they defeated him up rather bad.

Broke ribs, broke fingers, stabbed him with ice picks, cut an ear off.

It’s just screwed up,” the target’s relative Marty Johnson said.

Police believe the male was targeted due to his Pit Bull reproducing operation which may be tied to pet dog combating.

When police reached the man’s Detroit property, they found at the very least 16 Pit Bulls bound outdoors, thin as well as living in filth in the yard, and a minimum of a lots a lot more in the very same bad condition in the house’s basement.

A 2nd residential property had by the male was also real estate lots of unhealthy pets.

A 2nd building possessed by the man was likewise housing lots of harmful canines.

Animal Control was called to the homes to eliminate the canines, but member of the family insist the male was not involved in dog battling, that he just breeds the canines to offer them.

“No, he do not deal with pets. He breed pet dogs. No, he don’t battle pets,” the victim’s bro explained. “He has a lot of pets; it’s resembled that because we was children.”

The guy is now recuperating at the healthcare facility. He is facing violation pet ruthlessness fees for the problem in which his canines were located.

The men that hurt him have not yet been located as well as no arrests have been made.

Do you think this male got what he was entitled to?

Roaming Dog Found Curled Up In Snow Keeping Orphaned Kittens Cozy

Over the weekend, while driving on a freezing chilly night in Ontario, Canada, a Good Samaritan spotted something that made her quit.

There, snuggled on a snowy roadside, was a shuddering stray canine.

But she had not been alone.


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” It’s absolutely heartwarming!” a sanctuary spokesperson informed The Dodo. “It had been an extremely cool night so these kitties would certainly have had a very tough time surviving.”

The kittycats are currently secure, but need therapy for flea and worm invasions. Meanwhile, the wonderful roaming dog that conserved them demands supervising their development with routine visits– much like a pleased mother.


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Pet and also Wild animals Rescue is really hoping an owner will certainly step forward to assert them, however if not they’ll be installed for adoption. Thanks to that endure puppy, nevertheless, an unfortunate ending for the kitties was transformed right into a pleased one.” Our staff sees lots of difficult situations on a daily basis as well as tales like this one make every suffering worth it,” the sanctuary claimed.

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Michigan Court Policy Cops Can “Justifiably” Shoot Canine Throughout Activity

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Editors Note: This post was initially released on December 22, 2016. It was updated on November 19, 2019. If you wish to ruin the rest of your day, few things will certainly accomplish that quicker than tales of policeman shooting people’s pets.Watch the video Below’s just one such story

from 2014: A law enforcement officer in Filer, Idaho, clarified the case

to a coworker mins after it happened:”I go out to speak to individuals, two canines occur me, one of them’s growling as well as snarling. I kick it. It returns about, currently it’s grumbling and also snarling. I kick it once more. Then it lunges at me, I resemble, f– you. So, I simply fired it.”He doesn’t sound broken up. Yes, Officer Tarek Hassani

left his automobile on a peaceful rural street, kicked a black labrador two times, shot the pet dog, and left it to pass away in a snowy driveway. And then? He provided its angry, upset owner a $100 ticket for having it off-leash. And

there have actually been comparable cases since then– far way too many, in fact.

Though there’s no nationwide data source of the amount of pets and also various other pets are eliminated by police officers annually, the Puppycide Data source, which tracks pet dog deaths at the hands of police utilizing media reports and pointers sent by visitors, has actually counted virtually 3,000recorded fatalities. Amazingly, a docudrama from 2013 computed that, generally, a pet canine is eliminated by a law enforcement agent as soon as every 98 mins. It’s that context that makes so dreadful today’s judgment from a circuit court in Michigan, which said that police officers can kill any pet dog that doesn’t sit perfectly quiet as well as

still when the police officer enters its house: A judgment from the sixth Circuit Court functions as an alerting to canine proprietors: Teach your dog to rest still and be quiet or take the chance of police justifiably firing the pet dog. Mark and Cheryl Brown requested the court to hold the

city and also law enforcement agent from Fight Creek, Mich., accountable for shooting as well as eliminating their pet dogs while executing a search warrant of their home searching for proof of drugs.

The complainants stated the law enforcement agent’actions totaled up to the unlawful seizure of residential or commercial property in violation of the 4th Amendment. The circuit court on Monday agreed with a reduced court ruling home siding with the law enforcement officer. Below’s one especially gutting passage from the ruling, which explains exactly how little bit a pet dog need do to be “justifiably “shot by authorities: Policeman Klein testified that after he fired and also eliminated the very first pet dog, he noticed the 2nd dog standing about midway across the basement.

The second pet dog was stagnating towards the policemans when they discoveredher in the cellar, however instead she was “simply standing there,” barking

and also was turned sideways to the policemans. Klein then discharged the first two rounds at the second canine. After concealing behind-the-scenes, this second canine made the error of moving and was fired once again by an additional police officer. She then attempted to hide behind the heating system, at which point a third officer observed:”blood coming out of countless openings in the pet”as well as killed her with a final shot.

This habits– barking, moving, hiding– is the” unavoidable risk to the officer’s safety”the judge said excused the policemans ‘choice to implement this pet?! The very first canine presumably”lunged “at the police officers, however by the admission of the officer that started shooting, it”had only relocated

a couple of inches “when he made a decision the pet dog ought to pass away. Is that seriously an”brewing hazard”? This ruling is deeply uncomfortable to me as a pet dog owner and also as a fan of the Fourth

Amendment. Anybody who has actually encountered a regular, reasonably trained dog recognizes that also the gentlest pet that sees weird individuals rupturing into his/her home will certainly at the very least react by barking. If that is lawful grounds for death by

cop, no pet is risk-free.