One of the most heartwarming examples of animal consciousness in recent years can be found in the case of Margarita Suárez of Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. The woman passed away in 2015, but during her life, she had a reputation of being a caretaker for local stray dogs. Suárez would always carry around a bag of food to feed the animals that she encountered.
On the day of her funeral, a pack of stray dogs even showed up to pay their respects.
The dogs even formed a procession behind the hearse and then followed it to the funeral home.
Suárez’s daughter Patricia Urrutia told ABC News that the animals stayed for the duration of the funeral services.
“They stayed with my mother all day, and then at night they all stayed- but In the morning all the dogs vanished but one, but one hour before we brought my mom to be cremated the dogs came back and grouped around as if to say goodbye. I swear by God that it was beautiful, marvelous,” Urrutia said.
“My mom has always been good with all animals and people. Always fed the dogs on her block and the 20 stray cats that lived there,” Urrutia added
Many people justify the mistreatment of animals by suggesting that animals have no consciousness, or are on a lower level of consciousness than humans. However, anyone who spends enough time around animals can tell that they are very conscious beings. In fact, animal consciousness is backed up by science as well.
Past studies have shown that even cockroaches have unique personalities. According to research conducted by scientists from Brussels, Belgium, cockroaches behave very differently than one another, even when in the same environment, due to their personality.
Photo credit: Patricia Urrutia (Facebook)