week one discussion post .docx - 1 Is there any evidence that other species use psychoactive drugs When looking up this question on Google I found many

week one discussion post .docx - 1 Is there any evidence...

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1) Is there any evidence that other species use psychoactive drugs? When looking up this question on Google, I found many websites/articles explaining how animals use psychoactive drugs. I was shocked to find this out. There have been tests run on animals. Many animals including Fish, Reindeer, Cats, Birds, Elks, Bears, Goats, Monkeys, Buffalos, Dolphins, Horses, Pigs, and more. Most of these animals come across these psychoactive drugs on accident, but many are reported to intentionally come back for the feeling it gives them. These animals discover this in many fermented fruits. In some parts of North America, there have been incidents where Elephants break into liquor stores or places where alcohol is present and have “stolen” alcohol. I think it is a trip how they can be addicted to a manmade substance. In other cases, animals can get these psychoactive effects off other animals. There is a BBC documentary on Lemurs and Monkeys who get high off millipedes. Evolutionary biologists also claim that Dolphins “enjoy the psychoactive effects”
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