One ad featured a photo of a young, human child. The other used a simple stock photo of a dog. In reality, Harrison was the 8-year-old boy in the first ad. However, “Harrison the dog” garnished twice as much support from giving hearts. His photograph attracted 230 donation clicks. The photograph of Harrison’s real face received less than half that amount, with only 111.
Some might find these results surprising. Why would humans prefer puppies and dogs over their fellow humans, especially children?
Perhaps it’s because we see dogs as vulnerable regardless of their age, at least compared to human beings. We may consider human babies as similarly vulnerable, but we view adults as capable of fending for themselves. We may subconsciously believe that even an elementary school child is more capable of caring for themselves than a dog.
People tend to see dogs as having less control over themselves and their circumstance, even compared to human children. Therefore dog’s require our support and protection since they can’t provide for themselves. Dogs can’t even speak for themselves. They are innocent and pure beings that only ever give us love. People, on the other hand, tend to let us down.
Dogs are family. In many ways, they can be just a much a child to us as any human. Regardless of why – the fact is that we love dogs more than anything or anyone else. Not only do they need us, but in our eyes, dogs deserve the world. In more cases than not, we will do whatever it takes to give it to them!
SO DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT SPOILING YOUR DOG! SHOW YOUR DOG SOME LOVE WITH NUTRITIOUS, DELICIOUS RAW TREATS!