PATNA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of villagers have flocked to a remote Indian village to see a baby girl who was saved by stray dogs after she was abandoned in a mound of mud by her mother, officials said on Tuesday.
Villagers in the eastern state of Bihar saved the newborn on the weekend after they saw three dogs barking near a baby covered with mud.
"The dogs removed the soil around and began to bark and the baby started crying which drew attention of the local villagers," Ram Narayan Sahani, a senior government official, said on Tuesday from Bihar's Samastipur district.
"The girl is crying but is safe in the lap of a childless couple who have adopted her."
Police said they were looking for the girl's mother, who they think had left the girl to die.
Female foeticide, though illegal in India, is widespread as boys are traditionally preferred to girls as breadwinners, and families have to pay huge dowries to marry off their daughters.
The United Nations says an estimated 2,000 unborn girls are illegally aborted every day in India.
RLCC Comment: Why are some dogs better people than are some people?
This reminds me of the lions that chased away men who were trying to rape a girl in Africa. The lions hung around protecting the girl until decent human help arrived. Then the lions, sensing everything would be handled properly thereafter, just left without incident.
There are many stories of animals that show knowledge of when things are evil in intent versus the state of nature where the animals may seem to be being cruel to us but are not doing what they are doing out of being evil but just giving and taking life for life.
Animals are continually being short changed by many humans who just don't realize the depth of emotion the animals have and sense and understand. They feel. They mourn. They cry. They do so much more than that for which they are usually given credit. They are more collective. They are more interconnected. They often have higher sense perceptions in one way or another than do humans, depending upon the given species.
Humans are special but often especially stupid considering our relatively huge cerebral cortexes many of us don't try to employ much. We have it in our capacity to be so much more spiritually in tune and beneficial for all our fellow humans and the rest of life in general.
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