Those heavily blinded by Ignorance takes Animal Rebirth!
Because of greed one is reborn in eggs of geese, doves & other
obsessed by great passion like in the womb of a rhinoceros...
Because of ignorance one is reborn in the eggs of insects and
Because of hate one is reborn as snake. Because of pride and
one is reborn as lion. Because of arrogance & narcissism one is
the wombs of donkeys and dogs. If miserly & discontented one
rebirth as a monkey. If foulmouthed, faithless & shameless one is
as crow. Those flogging, chaining & injuring elephants, horses, &
become spiders, scorpions, & stinging insects of cruel character.
are flesh-eating, angry, & fiery are reborn after death as tigers,
cats, sharks, vultures, wolves & the like. Those who are generous
but angry & cruel become Nagas = snake-demons of great iddhi-power...
Any deliberate wrongdoing in thought, speech &/or action can
rebirth as animal. Therefore should one shun all ever that is
Source (edited extract):
Pańcagatidipani by Ashvaghosa & Saddhammaghosa: 11-12th century
Tr. by Ann A. Hazlewood. Journal of the Pali Text Society. Vol. XI