Arab Today, arab today grief of animals can be quite moving
Last Updated : GMT 02:31:17
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Grief of animals can be quite moving

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Grief of animals can be quite moving

London - Arabstoday

How do animals and birds love and react to the death of a loved one? This question is explored in Barbara J King\'s How Animals Grieve, a thought-provoking and heartbreaking collection of studies supported by real-life examples. To shatter the feline stereotype of aloofness, King began her book with a chapter on cat mourning. Readers meet memorable characters that share people\'s homes, such as the feline sisters Willa and Carson. King chronicles Willa\'s bereavement when she loses Carson. Willa, a Siamese cat, lets out a loud wail when she visits places her deceased sister had frequented, such as a sleeping cushion on the floor. \"Individual cats, depending on their personalities, may bond with other cats and with people just as deeply as dogs bond with other dogs and with people,\" she wrote. \"And when death comes for one cat, that bonding may lead to mourning for the survivor.\" King then examines farm animals, which are generally not thought to experience deep emotions. Readers are introduced to two goats, Myrtle and Blondie, who are inseparable until Blondie dies and Myrtle runs around the pasture letting out a \"panic-stricken scream that made your hair stand on end\". Loss of appetite, lethargy, illness, agitated behavior and vocal expressions are some of the ways animal express grief, all of which are familiar to humans. The story of two ducks who are best friends, Kohl and Harper, illustrates that even feathered creatures feel love and pain. When Kohl was euthanised, his body was left on some straw on the floor, and Harper came over and prodded Kohl with his head. \"After more inspection and prodding, Harper lay down next to Khol and put his head and neck over Kohl\'s neck. He stayed in that position for some hours.\" Intimate stories of love and loss between dogs, rabbits, elephants, monkeys, birds, and creatures of the sea, such as dolphins and turtles, give rare insights into a range of complex emotions. Even cross-species grief is tackled with poignant stories, such as that of Tarra the elephant and her canine friend Bella, who became an internet sensation. Readers witness Tarra\'s reaction to missing Bella after the dog was killed by a pack of wild animals. Perhaps the most tragic story is in a chapter titled Animal Suicide, where King looks at bear farming in Asia. Farmers engage in the painful practice of extracting bile from a bear as it lies tied down and drugged with a rusting metal catheter stuck through its abdomen into its gall bladder. \"As a worker at the farm prepared to harvest his bile, the cub cried out in distress. Somehow, the mother broke free, grabbed her cub, and hugged him with such power that he died of strangulation. Then she ran headfirst into a wall and died.\" King directly addresses what critics might say, and provides scientific evidence to support her assertions. She also offers her own personal experiences. Whatever your views on the interpretion of animal behaviour, one can\'t help but appreciate the complexity and depth of animal love.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today grief of animals can be quite moving Arab Today, arab today grief of animals can be quite moving

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nasima Gamei revives Algerian heritage in jewelries

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives Algerian heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Blind sheikh buried in Egypt

GMT 06:32 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Blind sheikh buried in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:04 2017 Wednesday ,04 January

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ becomes German bestseller

GMT 23:50 2016 Thursday ,08 December

UAE is helping the Arab world read more books

GMT 11:07 2016 Monday ,07 November

Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces first longlist

GMT 10:03 2016 Thursday ,13 October

A new illustrated book compares Beirut and New York

GMT 08:55 2016 Sunday ,25 September

Chinese Book Fair kicks off in Kathmandu
View News in Arabic - Culture: مراجعة كتب
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday