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Joe Truett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520258396

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001

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The Trouble with Livestock

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

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