Does Humanizing Animals a Have Social Utility? Commentator Mark Edington Considers…

Do you ever say “my cat thinks he’s a human”? Maybe it’s actually you that thinks so. Commentator Mark Edington says the impulse to humanize pets or even ordinary objects might seem harmless – but there’s a dangerous flip side — the impulse to dehumanize people.  Mark Edington is an Episcopal priest and Executive Director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory.  He lives in Hardwick, MA.