No. You are implying that they like human beings, have some reason or emotional/mental capacity for such.
Lemings.... They leap off cliffs...But is it suicide?
Most animals by the sides of the roads, did they do it on purpose??
Humans are animals too... be nice to them, take one as a pet and look after it..
I thought the lemming thing was a myth?? Anyway, I wrote a hub about a feral cat that tried to drown herself in my pool. I rescued her!
What about bees when they sting someone? Do you think they know they are going to die?
I had a goldfish that I like to let swim in the bathtub several times a week, then put him back in his aquarium. He grew bigger than a usual size for an aquarium because I did this. He jumped out of the aquarium couple of times, and I put him back, and he survived the first time. The second time he did not. I think he hated the aquarium and wanted the tub fulltime, but no can do fishy....so he did it
Yes, and it's fairly well known that they do. -_-
Have you not heard of the story of the dog who tried to kill herself on a busy street purposely?
Yes - a chicken went into my oven yesterday and came out roasted - that is suicide by any other name
sadly it is true - old piker bullock when caught will lie down and die; young kangaroos when sick will sulk and refuse to drink and eat, no amount of force feeding will save them. My little girl a western grey suffered a serious dose of scoures and I am currently fighting to get her to drink - I manage to get100mls each day into her,but today I feel that I may lose her as she is now showing signs of giving up. To me that issuicide as her stools are back to normal and she nolonger has a temperature. I have also had wild birds which have just given up. I also had an old horse once which refused to eat when he lost his old mate , another gelding, he laid down one day and did not get up. So I believe animals do commit a form ofsuicide.
Bonny hope all turns out well - those of us who love animals sure do put oursleves through a lot of hard ship - but the rewards are great
I highly doubt an animals grasps such complex concepts as depression and suicide. I highly doubt they sit around contemplating whether or not to end it all.
Strange you would ask this question....I wrote a hub about cows committing suicide, still no answers. I have to think that animals can sense when their time is up. But jumping off a cliff? I doubt it.....but you never know!
I don't think animals no what suicide is let alone committing them.
I think animals do know often know when their time is up. After all, cats can go and hide away before they die. I think they are so in tune with nature that they simply accept it. And they probably don't have all of the emotions that we may experience, like fear etc. So rather than commit suicide they probably do give up, but just because they sense their life has come to an end. Maybe.
Also animals have a deeper connection to nature than we do; it has been argued that they can also intuitively rendezvous with a car to become 'accidental' roadkill.
That in addition to running slower and become a predator's lunch.
We can only wait for ours - hope that we don't die too soon, don't die too late and hopefully die in one piece and nothing messy. -_-
They have more options than we do and nothing too worry about.
Animals react on instinct and not reason so my guess is no..
when i think about it - maybe itis not suicide which causes some animals to give up - maybe it is shock - the old piker bullock goes into shock at having his freedom taken from him - birds which have been taken out of their comfort zone go into shock, sometimes a dark place and warmth can revive them other times ,especially in the case of older birds they seem to give up. I can't explain cats or dogs, which sometimes tend to wander off and go to sleep. Kangaroos will sulk and go into shock, its almost impossible to revive them - which by the way is something I failed to do this morning at 3am - Noona,my little grey roo died..
by paarsurrey 10 years ago
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by Frienderal 6 years ago
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by seanorjohn 8 years ago
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by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
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