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Old 04-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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I know she doesn't talk about meat farming much but a few years ago, I saw a documentary where they said that our beef and leather industries have used selective breeding to become 2 distinct industries such that cows used for eating aren't the same cows used for leather and vice versa because of the breeding utilized to get certain qualities. Thus an eating cow, isn't good for leather and a leather cow isn't good for eating. I know chickens have also been selectively bred to create chickens that people like better for eating.

And even our deer are adapting to selective hunting but in the form of deer with big horns are being selected out due to hunters favoring them.
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