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Goat hugs owner and cries like a human as he sells it to another: "They weep like real people"

Goat hugs owner and cries like a human as he sells it to another: "They weep like real people"

The unexpected reaction of the animals leaves not only the owner but even the bystanders emotional.

A goat began crying incessantly as its owner was selling it off to another person. The heartbreaking video of its child-like cries has gone viral on social media. The animal exhibits deep emotions as it places its head on the owner's shoulders and howls loudly while expressing its sadness after realizing that it would no longer be with the man, its family.

The unexpected reaction of the animals leaves not only the owner but even the bystanders emotional, reports Times Now News. The video, shared by @ram_vegan on Twitter, is bound to make viewers tear up. "Goat brought to be sold hugs owner, cries like human πŸ’”πŸ˜­" read the caption of the 21-second clip. 

After sharing the video on the platform, the user took to the comment section and wrote, "Even animals who can’t speak have feelings and emotions. Despite not being able to speak, they love their owner dearly. When separated from the owner, their soul hurts."

"They weep like real people. When his owner was seen, a goat that had been brought to be sold on Eid Ul Adha began to weep like a human. There will come a time where humans will have to answer for all these. Nature will do it for us one day brutally," he continued. 



 

The Twitter user's explanation may not be far-fetched because goats apparently cry or "bleat to communicate." Per reports, "while some goats make noises that sound humanlike, they're actually just bleating. Goats have a variety of bleats, and each individual has its own distinctive voice. Bleats can range in volume, pitch and depth."

"They may vocalise when they are hungry, hurt or signalling danger to their herd," it adds. Moreover, "Mother goats may also call to their young kids when they get separated. Like humans, goat vocal behaviors can change over time." A study conducted in a U.K. farm found that the calls of goats raised together were more similar that the ones raised separately.

For the study, four groups of pygmy goat kids born between 2009 and 2010 were used. The similar calls of the ones who stayed together suggested that "individual goat calls are influenced by their social surroundings." Maybe the goat in the video was terrified of what the future holds for it or was simply broken about the fact that he would no longer get to be with his family. 

Cover image source: Twitter Screenshot | @Ram_Vegan

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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