Who says that animals do not have emotions or feelings? That they are mere animals?
The second instance of animal sacrifice is of a baboon that is ostracised by its tribe.
When a leopard attacks one female baboon which has a new born baby, our man-baboon jumps into action. He literally drives the leopard away from atop a tree, single handedly. Leopard versus baboon, and the baboon emerging victorious? Wow I’d have never bet on that outcome!
As fate would have it though, the female baboon is unfortunately caught by a large python and crushed and swallowed in seconds.
The ostracised male baboon does not even bat an eyelid, before adopting the new born baby.
Soon, the leader of the baboon pack comes by and harasses and humiliates our hero, including urinating on him. But our guy doesn’t even flinch, else he risks the pack leader fighting him and harming the baby. But nope, not a flicker.
What a lovely series of sacrifices!