posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 08:22 PM
I saw this story on Good Morning America on my way out the door this morning.
I figured it would be here soon enough. Great story!
I've been echoing it around the boars in regards to when people talk about souls as if that is what defines a man.
NO, all animals have souls.
We see it mostly in chimpanzees, as their emotions so closely mimic our own. They have morality. They have grief. They have a sense of
The Magpies giving a funeral to a dead companion is something that should be studied in depth by anthropologists just to see that such a thing is not
a result of achievement of intelligence in modern man, but something that is ingrained in every sentient being on this planet.
A personal story that I can relate in these regards.
Many years ago, my father had a stunning Boxer dog named Sade. She was awesome!
Anyhow, he never inteneded to breed her until he realized just how great a dog she was.
She was bred once. She had a still-born pup... It took my father AND my stepmother to deceive the Sade in such a way that they could stop her from
clutching the baby in her arms and remove her from the shop she was laid up in.
After Sade realized what had happened, she spent the next day neglecting the other pups and was literally tearing the shop apart looking for the
My father's boat was destroyed.
Everythign was destroyed.
She literally tore the place apart looking for that puppy.
Grief is a very real emotion... FOR ALL ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS.
What sets this particular story apart is that this IS NOT a story of a mother losing a pup.
This is a story of a social hierarchy morning the loss, collectively, of a "tribal" elder.
Something that most would regard as strictly humanistic in nature.
In most of the animal world, once the pup has stopped nursing, it is easily let go by the mother.
Not only do chimps have a soul, but they have enough intelligence to understand the higher workings of society....
They are about 1/100th of a step behind us.
They lack language... and then after that, a way to record language...
That is all.
That is what "god" gave us.
We should give it to them.
[edit on 28-10-2009 by JayinAR]