Kids who spend time cuddling up with Fido or Fluffy are more likely to
turn their noses up at meat later in life, a new study suggests.
"For these individuals [who get attached to their pets as kids], the
love they feel toward their childhood pet(s) was likely so strong that
they have a hard time not seeing some aspect of their companion animal
in the meat that they wish to avoid," Rothgerber added.