500 Sheep Die in One of Most Terrifying Animal Mass Suicide Ever in Turkey

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500 sheep die in ‘mass suicide jump’ in the eastern privince of Van, Turkey.

This is one of the most brutal mass suicidal die-off ever.

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500 sheep die in mass animal suicide in Turkey. Picture: Hurrietdailynews

One sheep reportedly jumped off a 20-meter high cliff and was followed by the others in the herd, which was grazing in the Topyıldız village of Van’s Gürpınar district.

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Why do animals commit suicide? Picture: Hurrietdailynews

The sheep that triggered the bizarre incident was reportedly trying to jump from one cliff to another in the early hours of June 12 in the Arebi-Krom plateau near the Yaprakli hamlet.

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I did not know sheep collectively die in mass suicides. Picture: Hurrietdailynews

After the shepherd informed the sheep owners of the incident, villagers arrived at the scene to find the dead bodies of 500 animals.

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Do animals commit suicide? Picture: Hurrietdailynews

The villagers sought help from the Gürpinar prefecture and the local directorate of agriculture and livestock, trying to identify their own sheep among the pile of dead animals.

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That one of the most terrifying and brutal animal mass die-off ever. Picture: Hurrietdailynews

We are completely shocked. We have lost 500 cattle here. We want support from the officials,” villager Ahmet Karataş said.

This video shows a similar sheep mass suicide in 2010 in Turkey again:

Well I doubt they have received any kinds of compensations. Insurances probably do not cover animal mass suicides.

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  1. one reason you shouldn’t eat lamb meat….u did know we absorb emotions from animals when we eat it…
    CHICKEN, COWard, SHEEPle…many others…like COWering in fear? Makes you put factory farming in a whole new perspective. Reap what we sow…yeah…mass (regular) consumption of chicken is a 2nd half of 20th century thing…at least in Western societies….pretty sure for Asia too…

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