Man, in his arrogance, prides and imagines that he is the one with feelings, emotions and discriminating power and that animals are..just animals.
Well, I Hold a contrary view.
Animals do have their own passions, feelings and their own reasoning abilities; we not able to decipher just as we can not understand one from a different culture .
And if we can decipher what the animals think of man and animals, they would probably declare that they,animals have the ability to reason and have passions,
They might wonder why Human beings struggle so much for food, shelter and sex!
Dolphin Commits Suicide.
Over 40 years ago, Dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry watched Kathy, a dolphin in the 1960s television show Flipper, kill herself. Or so he says. “She was really depressed… You have to understand dolphins and whales are not [involuntary] air breathers like we are. Every breath they take is a conscious effort. They can end their life whenever. She swam into my arms and looked me right in the eye, took a breath and didn’t take another one. I let her go and she sank straight down on her belly to the bottom of the tank,” said O’Barry.
450 Sheep commit suicide.
In 2005, it was reported that nearly 1,500 sheep jumped to their deaths from a cliff in Turkey. The stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as 450 animals died, falling on top of one another in a billowy white pile. Those that jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall became more cushioned.
Dog attempts suicide repeatedly and succumbs.
In 1845, the Illustrated London News reported a “Singular Case of Suicide” involving a “fine, handsome and valuable black dog, of the Newfoundland species.” The dog had been acting less lively than usual for days, but then was seen “to throw himself in the water and endeavor to sink by preserving perfect stillness of the legs and feet.”
The dog was rescued and tied up. However, as soon as he was released he entered the water again and tried to sink himself. This occurred several times until, at last, the dog appeared to tire and “by dint of keeping his head determinedly under water for a few minutes, succeeded at last in obtaining his object, for when taken out this time he was indeed dead.”
Bears starve to death to escape misery of Captivity.
In 2012, a bear who had been refusing food for ten days finally starved herself to death, according to reports. Animal rights campaigners claim that they have witnessed many other bears doing the same thing in the last couple of years in China.
Some bears are kept inside very small cages by the Chinese, who harvest their bile, a digestive juice stored in the gall bladder which is prized in traditional Chinese medicine. An estimated 12,000 bears are kept in captivity in China and Vietnam.
The bile is removed from the bear by inserting a catheter tube through a permanent incision in the abdomen and gall bladder. Sometimes, a permanently implanted metal tube is used. The painful process is generally carried out twice a day.
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