Prefer pets to people? You're not alone

From Sunday Morning, 11:30 am on 6 June 2021

A recent study out of Australia showed that about a third of our cousins across the ditch say they would rather spend time with their pets than people, with women more likely to prefer their furry friends to humans. It's likely to be the same in NZ. Dr Michelle Lim is the scientific chair of Ending Loneliness Together, as well as a pet lover. She joins the show to discuss the special relationship people have with their pets and why we so often turn to them for companionship.

Chris McDougall and Sherman

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