A global research team “surveyed 4,291 members of the general public on their perceptions of animals and animal welfare across 14 geographically and culturally diverse countries.” The study found that most people agree that the welfare of both farmed animals and companion animals is important, and that laws that protect that welfare were also important. Michelle Sinclair, PhD, et al., International Perceptions of Animals and the Importance of Their Welfare, Front. Anim. Sci. (August 18, 2022).