(ˈænɪməl ˈlʌvə) a person who feels fondness for animals. UK animal lovers spend an estimated £3.5bn per year on their pets.
What psychology says about animal lovers?
Psychologists explain that our attitude towards animals is influenced by many possible contributing factors, such as socio-cultural norms, religious beliefs, personality traits, and early life experiences. Researchers also suggest that compassion for animals may be linked to genetic differences.
Do animals fall in love with humans?
While it is not known if animals experience romance exactly the way humans do, recent studies show that for some animals there is indeed the capability to love. Some penguins — and other animals such as giraffes, flamingos, snails and vampire bats — find long-term mates of the same sex.