Rape in animals?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by water, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Kumar Registered Senior Member

    I think, Unviable, mistaken or weak natural selections may not be able to survive much in nature to carry on anymore under ' survival of the fittest'.
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  3. water the sea Registered Senior Member

    Then, it is up to you to bother with viable biological concepts!

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  7. OverTheStars Registered Senior Member

    Sorry, this is a reply to the first page, concerning if animals use physical force to "rape" other animals.

    The male (house)cat bites down on the female's neck while mating, perhaps to keep her from escaping? I'm unsure if that would be considered rape though, for an animal.
  8. Kumar Registered Senior Member

    Evolutionary stable strategies: I want to learn it more. Some vedic astrological match-making somewhat indicate it but both in social & nature's sense:-
    Health and family happiness
    Temperament and harmony
    Well-being and longevity
    Boy's star/girl's star distance(friendship, enemical, compensating etc.)
    Sexual compatibility happiness
    Wealth, prosperity, mutual regard and affection
    Amenability between wife & husband
    Stability of married life, afflictions and ego matches

  9. Buckaroo Banzai Mentat Registered Senior Member

    I heard in a program in discovery channel that packs of camel young males do rape lonely females. I can't remember if they killed its offspring too, or just hited him a bit, or even if did nothing to him, but I think I remember that at least he watched impotently and do not liked
  10. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

    did you know female spiders and pray mantis EAT there mates during sex?

    also we have chickens and the roster jumps on top of the hen and bites onto the skin at the back of her head to hold on while doing her, now i dont speak chicken so i guess its POSSABLE he asked first

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  11. rel Registered Member

    The dominant males kill or scare off the weaker males animals and then they mate with a ton of females.. think ive seen this in seals.
  12. Six Registered Member

    a few things that I know...

    In (no human) mammals no consent means fight the male off, flee or getting raped, so males are indiirenrent to females will

    also, on rape situations, males are more likely to share the female with other males, while, on consensual mating, males are more possesive and more likely to fight off approaching males.
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  13. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

    I just want to say:

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    And while we are on the subject of necro...

    "The strange case of the homosexual necrophiliac duck pushed out the boundaries of knowledge in a rather improbable way when it was recorded by Dutch researcher Kees Moeliker.

    It may have ruffled a few feathers, but it earned him the coveted Ig Nobel prize for biology awarded for improbable research, and next week he will be recounting his findings to UK audiences on the Ig Nobel tour.

    Ducks behave pretty badly, it seems. It is not so much that up to one in 10 of mallard couples are homosexual - no one would raise an eyebrow in the liberal Netherlands - but they regularly indulge in "attempted rape flights" when they pursue other ducks with a view to forcible mating. "Rape is a normal reproductive strategy in mallards," explains Mr Moeliker."

    -- http://www.theguardian.com/education/2005/mar/08/highereducation.research

    I personally witnessed a 'rape pile' among domesticated ducks in which a male is raping a female and another male is on top of the first male trying to rape him, the female at the bottom was crushed to death during the event, the female happened to be their mother.
  14. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

    Domesticated chickens engage in gang rape, when there are groups of young roosters in the flock which grew up together. Thereby this bond seems to somewhat lessen the degree of violent aggression / fear roosters normally feel toward each other, so that they compete instead by running down a hen and the gang members quickly taking turns in mounting to ensure that the initial "fraternity brother" didn't get the edge in terms of fertilization. Whether or not similar can happen with the original jungle fowl in their native habitats, under certain conditions, is another matter.

    The males of caged quail relentlessly grab the heads of the resisting females throughout the day in attempts to mount them, to the point of the latter becoming bald and developing scabs on their heads (when a male / female pair is assigned to each tiny compartment). When released into a more spacious or natural enclosure, however, the quail settle down in a more amiable manner toward each other, with the females apparently regaining some control -- the males more often respecting the former's accepting / rejecting of their advances. Apparently the torturous boredom generated by the tiny cages is relieved.

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