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By Jacky Turner

The choice of while, how, how usually and with whom an animal breeds is relocating quickly clear of evolutionary pressures and in the direction of human reasons: those contain the breeding of round 50 billion mammals and birds for nutrition construction every year, the breeding of pedigree canines and cats, racing canines and horses, specialized laboratory animal traces and using reproductive technological know-how to preserve endangered species or breeds and to restrict undesirable populations of pests and non-native species. however the ethics and sustainability of this takeover of animals' reproductive lives were insufficiently tested by way of both pros or the general public.

This ebook discusses the tools, the motivations and the results of human intervention in animal breeding by way of animal future health, behaviour and healthiness. It explores the place we're now and the alternatives forward, and appears to a destiny the place we've extra appreciate for animals as sentient beings and the place lets loosen the reins of reproductive control.

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