Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticism – George Elliot
The bond between humans and animal is not new, but was around for more than 15,000 years. It is the plan of nature to keep humans and animals together. There are numerous varieties of animals, birds, and insects that live in the wild and many of them visit humans in their settlements. They come in contact with humans, not for hunting or preying, but to increase interactions with them or for a mutual exchange of affection.
Most Affectionate Animals towards Humans
Studies have shown that humans who have a bond with animals are known to have healthier, happier lives. Shockingly studies have also shown that those who are cruel to animals are known to be criminal offenders and insensitive to animals and human beings too.
Let us look at some of the ways human-animal bond has benefitted humans
- help to lower stress levels
- help to fight depression
- provide people with companionship which fights loneliness
- improves mental health
- help in child development