So I just watched this documentary about elephants and it really made me wonder about the whole ‘do animals have souls’ debate. Elephants essentially have funerals or viewings for their dead – they all line up and walk by the dead body one by one in a procession, yet many would argue that this is just some sort of instinctual thing. But if it’s instinctual to mourn, then you might say that we’re just animals and nothing more; am I right? I don’t know that animals have souls exactly like humans, but to say that they’re solely beasts of instinct seems like a stretch. Thoughts?