I hope everyone had a good break over the last few days!
I am sure most of you read about Ah Meng's demise as well. She did much to advance animal welfare by making people realise that orang utans are beautiful and that just because an animal is large does not mean it is huge and vicious. It was pretty amazing to see all the people whose lives she had touched and how many people turned up to see her buried, which just goes to show what an impact a 'mere' animal can make on people.
The other animals are also obviously upset which is something any of us who have seen cats and dogs grieve would not be surprised by. However to those without much experience with animals, it does emphasise that animals aren't that far removed from us as we often like to think and that they do share the same emotions and pain.