Hunter helpers – not just cute when begging for scraps, not just helpful to warn approaching intruders – but hella useful to bag that big game with or to fetch the smaller game. Good Doggie!
Dogs respond to human facial expressions in a way that they do not relate to other facial and body language with other dogs. Dogs will make eye contact while homo sapiens no longer do, eh?
with human activity comes midden. garbage heaps and that means mice and rats and lots of vermin-y goodness if you are fleas or cats.
We didn’t domesticate cats as much as they decided to tolerate us.
Dogs and Cats are companionable animals to some and dishes to others.
I know there’s a turkey duck chicken threesome vs a camel-cow-sheep one, eh?
the menu and our relationship with other things in nature
are geographically dependant
ditto culture and beliefs
thought for food
food for thought
it’s a good enough thing, eh!
suffering, out of sight and often out of mind
agriculture, food practices, food safety
the russian fox experiement – shows just how fast domestication happens
for decades anything to do with genetics was suspect thanks to the Eugenics movement who used sciencey language to frame their bigotry.
In Russia, the people running this Fox experiment had to hide under deep cover and still access some funding by well. .academic writing is not about clarity, it’s about publishing, right?
the persecution people chose to face, eh?
motive motive motive
something that was oddly absent in college classes about ethics and morals, which were more focussed on outcome and or group benefit ratio rationalized – and comparing lists or rules or being a freethinker.