Compassion Takes a Dip

Each year the Humane Resource Council (HRC) releases its “Animal Tracker” survey of U.S. adults, which serves to capture attitudes and behaviors toward animals.

This most recent survey shows that “there is generally a high level of support for the animal protection movement and concern for animals” in certain situations. But, that support — and attention toward animal protection issues and legislation — is declining.

Americans still have strong support for animal welfare. And, of several social causes (including environmental, homeless, immigration reform), favorable opinions about animal protection rank at the top.

Despite this good news, because of lack of knowledge and awareness, and because of increasing economic and political struggles, attention and support for animal protection are decreasing.

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