"pour mettre son âme en paix et résoudre le paradoxe de la viande, le carnivore humain “démentalise” les animaux de boucherie (alors même qu’il “anthropomorphise” les animaux de compagnie). Ce déni d’esprit, disent les auteurs, n’est probablement pas le seul outil dont il dispose dans ce but : le poids de la tradition culturelle est sans doute aussi présent, ainsi qu’une faculté à occulter le lien viande-animal. Ces psychologues suggèrent également de reproduire ce genre de tests dans les pays où l’on mange les animaux, tabous chez nous, que sont le chien et le chat."
— Comment concilier goût pour la viande et amour des animaux ? | Passeur de sciences
During one expedition, the researcher and his team witnessed a heartbreaking scene between a mother dolphin and her deceased newborn calf. The mother could be seen repeatedly lifting the corpse to the surface, presumably in an attempt to get it to breathe.
“This was repeated over and over again, sometimes frantically, during two days of observation,” said Gonzalvo. “The mother never separated from her calf…. [She] seemed unable to accept the death.”
Gonzalvo experienced a similar scene a year later, when he came across a pod of dolphins that appeared to be assisting a 2 to 3-month-old dolphin that was having difficulty swimming.
“The group appeared stressed, swimming erratically,” he said. “Adults were trying to help the dying animal stay afloat, but it kept sinking.”
— Do dolphins mourn their dead? | MNN - Mother Nature Network
"In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō as a pet. During his owner’s life, Hachikō greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the golden brown Akita waited at Shibuya station."
— Hachikō - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The two-year-old cephalopod has a record of predicting past German results in this manner, his owners say. Paul has so far correctly predicted all of Germany’s results in South Africa. His keepers say he correctly predicted nearly 70% of Germany’s results during the 2008 European Championship."
— BBC News - ‘Psychic’ octopus predicts Germany victory over England