dude. honored. gotta also send some of the love on to my own numerous tumblr inspirations. there’s a pretty darn nice thing going on in here.
Getting humans to give a shit about other animals really shouldn’t be this difficult
"People who had a close attachment to a pet as kids had more empathy toward animals; this made them more likely to avoid meat in adulthood."
Conclusion based on a self-report study with only 273 responses but maybe it can point us somewhere useful.
Anecdotally, I had guinea pigs when I was growing up that I developed great fondness for and the other day, as I was coming home with my first mouse for my newly inherited python, I was certainly feeling a surprising amount of empathy and grief for the little fellow.