Science in a photograph? It has been evidenced in psychological science that exposure to violence and abuse can cause a progressive desensitization to protect against emotional pain with abuse and violence being accepted as normative behaviour. Unfortunately one effect is a reduction in affective empathy which is the ability to relate to the feelings of others. With high levels of domestic violence and government passive legitimisation of violence against many thousands of 'eradicable' homeless animals.... this is today's Romania. Science in a photograph... can you see it?
The 'Making the Link Study' found that 86.3% of the children in the study had seen animal abuse in public. The following video shows the types of abuse which can be witnessed by children. In societies where such public abuse is rare, the content of this video may be disturbing. To those in Romania who are used to such experiences... it's just another day!
Warning ! Graphic content may disturb the viewer. For the children of Romania No warning!
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