Monday, September 07, 2009

Dogs originally domesticated as a food source?

A new study from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm suggests dogs were originally domesticated in southern China (11,000 to 14,000 years ago) as a food source. (NY Times)

Actually, the "dogs" would have been wolves at the time, that "domesticated themselves when they began scavenging around the garbage dumps at the first human settlements." Next thing the species knows, it's being muzzled, caged and bred for meat.

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