It’s weird to me how humans tend to actively seek the kinship of animals. We always want to pet things. Want to pet the cat and the dog, want to feed and talk to birds, want to study them out of interest and give them safe and happy homes and keep them safe. Sure there are environmental long-term effects that are splendid but I’m not really thinking about the big picture when I see a dog and want to immediately be its friend, it does not do anything for me as a primal survival tactic, I just want to pet them for short term happiness.
Meanwhile, given the opportunity, I would stab another human.