after watching “The Zookeeper’s Wife” – most humans are nowhere near as good as animals and often downright evil. Humans are simply not to be trusted.
“Trust no one, my friend, trust – no one!” – sage advice from Herod Agrippa to Claudius, not that long before both Herod and Messalina betrayed Claudius. A cat, a dog – far more faithful.
You can recognize people who have been abused by other people by this: they will definitely love animals more than people.
People who have been traumatized have a strong need to bond with animals and they benefit more than the rest of us from pet companionship (and they need to avoid people like their traumatizers as much as possible).