Should we, or should we not, domesticate more animals?
We seem to have stopped domesticating animals, and are happy with what we have. Cows, pigs, chickens and goats – all were domesticated centuries ago – all were once wild.
We have no problem keeping other wild animals in zoos and regulated safaris – for study and for pleasure. We use some animals for testing in labs – from rats and mice through monkeys.
So why have we stopped domesticating animals?
What animals might we do so and what products could we get from them?
I can think of several animals whose milk, skin or meat would be good or even better than pork and cattle’s.
So if you aren’t a vegetarian, why would or wouldn’t you continue to domesticate other kinds of animals for consumption and use?
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