The Trouble with Livestock


in Grass

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258396
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944527 | DOI:
The Trouble with Livestock

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This chapter discusses livestock and animal husbandry, emphasizing the difference between taming and domestication. Wild animals often can be tamed—taught to lose their fear of people. They tame best if captured young and raised apart from their species. Unlike simple taming, domestication comes through many generations of breeding animals in captivity. The husbandry of domestics almost invariably involves selection for ease of handling and a variety of other traits.

Keywords: livestock; animal husbandry; taming; domestication; husbandry

Chapter.  3954 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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