Wild about animal mistreatment

By Marc Wilson In Psychology

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14th February, 2013
We probably all know people who don’t understand why advertisements for animal charities compete with those seeking support for famine-struck children and kids in poverty. Why don’t we just take that money and spend it on someone worthwhile? I’m not wild about mistreatment of people, or animals for that matter, so I wasn’t thrilled by the television news footage of someone using a boat to run down black swans and laughing about it. And I think this has to be taken seriously and not laughed off as a bit of “harmless” fun, because there is good reason to believe that being mean ...

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