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Do you think animals experience grief?

jt 2012/07/08 23:26:50
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  • Selketskiss 2012/07/11 21:43:23 (edited)
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Selketskiss
    My Freddie grieved so much for Mugwhi that he died 9 months after Mugwhi died so I know first hand that they love and feel like we do...
  • cynsity 2012/07/10 00:52:05
    Yes they mourn just like us
    cynsity
    +1
    I know they do and they also long for home when they are relocated.
  • Iamfree 2012/07/09 20:27:29
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Iamfree
    +1
    Yes, for some time after my dad died suddenly, mom reported that their little dog went to his office room every morning looking for him and whining.
  • mwg0735 2012/07/09 09:26:53
  • Sophie 2012/07/09 07:56:22
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Sophie
    +1
    Yes,without a doubt. Have experienced it many times with my own animals. I think it is a well known fact that animals experience many emotions including grief. animals grieving
  • raspberry lipstick 2012/07/09 05:27:39
    Yes they mourn just like us
    raspberry lipstick
    +1
    unless it's a cat
  • SlaveWaterNymph 2012/07/09 04:21:48
    Yes they mourn just like us
    SlaveWaterNymph
    +1
    when my dog,midnight, had her puppies probably back in 06 she accidentally killed the runt of the liter. She cried for him because she killed him. And my other dog, had puppies by the same father, and the same liter, so she broke off and took the runt of hers. And she raised it as her own. So yes they can mourn just like us.
  • atti.tude 2012/07/09 03:53:52
  • rubixx cube 2012/07/09 02:39:49
    Yes they mourn just like us
    rubixx cube
    +1
    i had a kitten when i was little, and my other cat and my dog were out of it for weeks when he died.
  • Platinum Fangs 2012/07/09 02:34:10
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Platinum Fangs
  • ghostrider 2012/07/09 02:18:14
    Yes they mourn just like us
    ghostrider
    +1
    Not sure if all do, but most certainly some do ... perhaps they all do ... our surviving dog definitely 'moped' for about a month after the 'senior one' died.
  • ♥dreamer-leigh♥ 2012/07/09 01:52:06
    Yes they mourn just like us
    ♥dreamer-leigh♥
    +1
    Of course they do...have you ever ssen a fallen soldier and his dog is right there at the coffin?? Sad but they know and they do grieve!
  • Kay 2012/07/09 01:46:21
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Kay
    +1
    Animals definitely experience grief.
  • MM_1985 2012/07/09 01:43:54
    Yes they mourn just like us
    MM_1985
    +1
    maybe,but some of them mourn just like us
  • DFA 2012/07/09 01:35:46
    Undecided
    DFA
    +1
    Not JUST like US. But similar.
  • Marcus Clark 2012/07/09 01:04:39
    Undecided
    Marcus Clark
    +1
    Yes, but not just like us. The grief (and other emotions) that animals experience is a very limited version of that experienced by humans. It also does not come with the understanding that humans are capable of, which for us can make that grief more profound or can comfort us.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/07/09 00:52:31
    Yes they mourn just like us
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    ABSOLUTELY TRUE! My FRIEND DIED ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL

    HIS DOG DROPPED DEAD AT HOME!
  • RobHom 2012/07/09 00:39:20
  • Kat 2012/07/09 00:16:51
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Kat
    +1
    With out a doubt. Read " When Elephant's Weep" When elephant s weep
  • susan BN-0 2012/07/09 00:16:21
    Yes they mourn just like us
    susan BN-0
    +1
    Yes they do I have seen It for myself,we had a cat that had a kitten die and she cried and was looking for her kitten for two days,It broke my heart.
  • aiko chibu 2012/07/09 00:16:09 (edited)
    Yes they mourn just like us
    aiko chibu
    +1
    Last year my cat Ebene(I spell Ebony different) and three of his sister saw their little sister got ran over by a tractor on April first. Every time a tractor come by Ebene would runaway from them, now I'm going to cry just thinking about my cat. It breaks my heart when I see Ebene like that.
  • ColourfulxRain 2012/07/08 23:48:04
    Yes they mourn just like us
    ColourfulxRain
    +1
    My cats brother went missing a few years ago ('hunters' kill them in my area) and she called and called for him, and looked everywhere for him, for about 2 weeks. Was sad. None of my other cats every shared a bond like they did.
  • Morgan 2012/07/08 23:43:27
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Morgan
    +2
    there have been reports of animals sticking to the dead and laying with them
  • Alethia 2012/07/08 23:41:53
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Alethia
    +2
    I've been witness.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/07/08 23:41:46
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +3
    Elephants and Dolphins mourn for their losses. Elephants in particular have very complex rituals they perform when one dies.
  • Kat Anonymo... 2012/07/09 00:19:25
    Kat
    +1
    Have you ever read "When Elephant's Weep"? When elephants weep
  • Rubyking 2012/07/08 23:41:11
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Rubyking
    +1
    I already answered this question today
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/07/08 23:38:13
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +4
    I've seen some instances of it, wild and domestics. For other animals and for humans they've lost.

  • ray 2012/07/08 23:37:29
    Undecided
    ray
    +2
    Some sure appear to , Seen dead ducks and the mate would guard the corpse till it rotted . The same for Canada Geese if a mate is shot ( mate for life ) will circle back to aid ,. Hunters claim they are trying to get killed .
  • Sedated Whispers 2012/07/08 23:34:21
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Sedated Whispers
    +6
    Anything that lives, experiences grief. abused animals
  • Trish 2012/07/08 23:34:02
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Trish
  • **Vampire Redefined** 2012/07/08 23:33:08
    Yes they mourn just like us
    **Vampire Redefined**
    +4
    If they can feel pain than it's only logical they can grieve
  • Ken 2012/07/08 23:32:47
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Ken
    +3
    From personal experience, I know when my daughter went to college, her dog grieved her loss for months only cheering up when she returned to visit.

    A friend from Zimbabwe would describe the behavior of cows after one was butchered. The procession must be described as a form of funeral ceremony.

    And I have heard other stories as well. So there is no doubt in my mind that animals grieve.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2012/07/08 23:32:25
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +3
    At least some of them do.

    dog mourning
  • rightside 2012/07/08 23:31:27
    Yes they mourn just like us
    rightside
    +5
    Of course they do.
    dog at owners grave
  • Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bage... 2012/07/08 23:30:52
    Yes they mourn just like us
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    +3
    its sad to see a sad dog
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/07/08 23:29:40
    Yes they mourn just like us
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +6
    Elephants for sure

  • Kat CUDDLY ... 2012/07/09 00:21:51
    Kat
    +2
    You should read When Elephants Weep. When elephants weep
  • CUDDLY ... Kat 2012/07/09 01:40:53
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +2
    I will. Thanks so much ............ :)
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/07/08 23:29:26
    Yes they mourn just like us
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +5
    I've lost count of how many times I've read stories about an animal showing grief over the death of an owner or companion. I have 4 dogs, and the Boxer and Yellow Lab are really close. Close to the point that if something happened to one of them, I assume the other one would go soon after from a broken heart.

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