Friends ‘Til the End: Exploring the Human-Animal Bond

For many of us, some of our fondest memories as children were connected to time spent with pets. Whether jumping in a mud puddle with Spot at our side, or curling up with Mittens after a long day at school, animals share a space in nostalgia and in our adult lives. They are considered family and are cared for in the way we would care for any loved one – two- or four-legged.

For centuries, mankind has been fascinated by other animals, including domesticating many of them as partners in our evolutionary success. But what is the human-animal bond? And is there any science behind it? Continue…

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