I know generally, human life is held higher than animal life. Saying that, if you had a dog that you were very close to and you had to choose to save the life of your dog or a random person, or even a person you knew, but really had no attatchment to, which one would you choose?
I used to have a dog that was like part of my family. And I know some may flame me for this, but I would have chose to save the life of my dog over 99.9% of people in the world. Probably because I felt more of an emotional attatchment to my dog, whereas most people, i am indifferent to. I was very sad when my dog died, and since then, have heard of several people that have died and it was really "thats too bad they died" by I cant say I felt any sadness per se.
What would anyone else do if the were faced with that situation?