how come animals do not kill themselevs?

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  1. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    it doesn't happen
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    pity post
     
  3. Danas Boyfrien

    Danas Boyfrien Mediocre Negro Gold

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    Happens in Oakland, L.A., Detroit, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New Orleans every night.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    lol

    thanks for the reply
     
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    They can lick themselves.
     
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    You can't
     
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    lil paws can't pull trigger
     
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    Ever see a squirrel run in front of your car? That be suicide right there. Its well known. Ya know.
     
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    They don't kill themselves because they aren't married.
     
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    Suicide is "the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally," according to Merriam-Webster, and most experts don't believe animals are capable of such a deed. However, that's not to say animals do not, on occasion, die in mysterious ways that may appear to mimic suicide. If an aquatic animal extricates itself from its watery environs, for example, that can look an awful lot like suicide to the untrained eye.
    But experts tend to attribute such strandings to factors like sickness, injury, old age or loss of navigation. Beached whales might have followed prey too closely to shore, ventured into dangerously shallow waters to avoid predators or accompanied at-risk pod members and found themselves beached as well.
    Another noted phenomenon is self-injurious behavior (SIB). The exact causes of SIB are unknown and likely vary from case to case, but potential factors include stress, isolation, fear, disease, malnutrition and boredom. Birds, for example, might pull out some or all of their feathers, sometimes completely denuding themselves before proceeding to peck at their flesh. Primates may bite themselves, and dogs and cats might practice excessive licking.
    These actions are thought to produce calming sensations that help the animals cope with their situations, but they can be also be a threat to an animal's health depending on the severity. Usually the first step is to check for an underlying medical condition that could be fueling the behavior. From there, steps should be taken to remedy any additional factors that could be fanning the fire.
     
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    My fingers are sore now.
     
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    Haha!
     
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    You've obviously never seen the yearly migration of wildebeest, zebra and antelope crossing the crocodile infested waters of the Grumenti River and the Mara River.


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    Animals lack the self awareness to want to kill themselves.
     
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    Yeah, this. Them, and those fucking deer. Kamikazes, god damn it.
     
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    My friend's dog chews at her paws. It's fucking gross.
     
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    Suicide requires effort. Animals are opportunistic (as are humans) and do not unnecessarily expend effort to do something which happens anyway.
     
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    Crows smash into our building all day. Very few ever die. Stupid crows
     
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    Salmon swimming riverward into the mouths of Grizzlies and Eagles?

    the drive to perpetuate their kind is stronger than the likelihood of imminent death in the slavering maw of a starving bruin.
     
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    Weak sauce. You can do better. Take a break, come back fresh and rethink this.







































































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