The implications for other children, those with a stillborn sense of empathy, are dire. Cruelty toward animals fits into what one police officer calls “a larger nexus of crimes and the psyche behind them.” Police and prosecutors recognize this, and no longer brush aside offenses such as dogfighting or animal torture...
Humane education programs come in many shapes and sizes but all with the same goal—cultivating empathy and keeping the capacity for kindness healthy and well-fed.
by Jennifer Scarlett
Via Edwin Rutsch