Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Cow Ancestor

Cattle (more commonly known by the names Cows and Bulls) were domesticated from the wild ox species known as Aurochs. They lived in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. However the species is extinct, as the last of them died in Poland in 1627.

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  1. Wouldn't want to take that one by the horns

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  2. It's always sad when a species goes extinct, but such is life.

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  3. Very interesting, we take cattle for granted.

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  4. and people still kill cows and eat them... they get shocked when people in China eat dogs but for some reason it aint shocking eating an animal which feeds your children with milk.... go figure....

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    1. dogs were domesticated to be man's companion. Cattle had a different reason. While biologically it doesn't make sense to eat one over the other, culturally the consumption of dog to at least the Western World seems pretty sick.

      I'm a vegetarian, so I don't like people eating either, but seeing it happen to dogs disturbs me far more.

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    2. I agree with you Adam. Dogs are our pets, they protect, serve and it's sad that people not only eat the dogs, but skin them alive, remove limbs from them, again while the dog is alive and then, cook his own leg in front of him.

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  5. Very nice fact.
    Have a great weekend :)

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  6. ...just the thought of eating dogs makes me ill...and I border on being a vegetarian. I don't care for chicken, eat only a little beef but it's the bacon and ham that keeps me from jumping into vegetarian waters completely. I do love bacon and ham.:)

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