Young children value the lives of animals more than adults do

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Children aged 6 to 9 are much apt than adults to prevention nan life of a dog, pig aliases chimpanzee complete a personification successful a hypothetical “trolley problem” scenario

By Alice Klein

Children who walk clip pinch dogs are much apt to opportunity they would prevention them complete a person

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If you had to prevention nan life of a personification aliases an animal, which would you choose? Most adults opportunity they would prevention nan person, but almost half of young children would for illustration to prevention nan animal instead, according to a study successful Poland.

“The uncovering really amazed us,” says Matti Wilks astatine nan University of Edinburgh successful nan UK, 1 of nan researchers involved.

The mostly of adults position quality lives arsenic …

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