MOURNING THE DEAD: NOT UNIQUELY HUMAN Animals grieve, too!
There is no denying that animals have feelings. It has been proven in many studies that just like us, animals do have a variety of feelings, sorrow being one of them. They are also sentient beings, after all, and grief is a natural response to loss among sentient beings.
Barry Yeoman reported in his 2018 article for The National Wildlife Federation that animals sometimes become so heartbroken that grief eventually leads to their death.
Since I became a vegan, I have seen countless of pictures and videos of animals suffering, usually at the hands of humans. But one that I could never forget is a cow who seems to be screaming in anguish while her lifeless calf lies in front of her. It reminded me of parents weeping after seeing the lifeless body of their child for the first time.