What shall we domesticate next?

What shall we domesticate next?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Parasites.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Black bears selectively bred to be about the size of very large dogs as adults, 100-150 pounds.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Harris hawks, already being overbred in captivity. They are awful when improperly imprinted tho, but I’d love to see a morph coloration. So far there have been none that I know of that are born pibald melaninistic or albino. Very small genetic pool to work with they are only found in the Sonoran desert. They are a great falconry bird, but domesticating them may just turn them into glorified chickens. They are also sensitive to cold weather. After all this time breeding them in the UK and America I’m shocked that none of them have hatched out in a different color. Maybe they have and we don’t know the falconry community is super tight lipped and they love to gatekeep everything they can. Sad really lots of stupid stuff goes on and even though they claim to want to keep the sport alive they make it insufferable for a lot of people that genuinely love hunting and hawking.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s only a matter of time before a captive bred hawk or falcon is born with “frizzled” feathers, or some type of weird genetic recessive trait. Raptors seem to be extremely tolerant of inbreeding with few recessive traits that show up if any at all. Even hybrid raptors seem to be genetically healthy enough, if not mentally unsound for most falconry purposes. The future of falconry seems very uncertain and may come down to the treatment of the birds themselves. The us government has proven to make irrational and poor decisions when it comes to the environment and wildlife in general, following emotion or bribery rather than doing the right thing. The domestication of a species of hawk may throw the whole thing in chaos. Most falconers I know won’t give up the sport even if it was made illegal. They would do it on pain of death, that’s how fanatical they are. A bird that shows any signs of domestication like the foxes would be huge. The way these bird imprint would be impossible for selection though. You’d have to hack them out or leave them in the chamber for a long time without human contact and see if you can judge which ones are more feral or not. A long and expensive process .

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when you put it like that being a namefag sounds nice
      except the naive part
      i wanna be a bnuuy :v

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cats were never properly domesticated

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They were. Go pick up a wild sand cat if you disagree.

      Cats are so genetically fucked by humans they think their owner is their mother. Only SOME dogs are that far gone. The stronger willed breeds just see you as a packmate, not their parent.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are mini-lions in africa that live in the jungle and will jump onto humans and play with them.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently cats since they can't seem to figure out how to walk on a leash or do anything else

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cats were never properly domesticated

      same gay or just the three guys in a discord at 5am (go to bed (i will too okay i know it's early))

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cats were never properly domesticated

      obsession

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tigers, we're already almost there. There's more tigers in America then the rest of the wild combined.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    petfags are mentally ill
    why can't you people just appreciate animals where they belong? not everything needs to be made into a retarded mindbroken abomination

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who says where they belong? Are you god? Did you speak to god? Where is he now?

      They belong where I want them to belong. If you have a problem with it eat lead.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        holy cringe
        this is what happens when humans play god

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          thats a bit better than a wolf cub being eaten alive by hawks because it stayed in the open 5 seconds too long, and humans are able to just not breed deformed dogs, but nature will always be brutal and torture everything it's made of alive because killing stuff before you eat it is a waste of calories.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Irrelevant cope

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Not irrelevant in the slightest. You just don't have an argument besides
              >I think animals are cooler this way than that way

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you having a deformed wolf in your house has no bearing on wolf cubs suffering in nature dumbass

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I don't have a deformed wolf in my house

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                irrelevant

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                pugs existing is irrelevant to the fact that the average pet has a better life than the average wolf

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Pugs are one manmade horror that is totally optional. We don't have to do that. You could start a religious crusade against that easily.

                All wild animals have shitty lives.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          god literally gave man dominion over animals in genesis. cope

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >b-because my gnomish storybook said so!!1!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the entire bible is a just so story and everything in it conveniently justifies hebrew presence in canaan, hebrew domination of canaan, and everything hebrews do, while demonizing everything else everyone else in canaan does.

            i'm pretty sure if you asked another religion they'd say domestic animals are just the descendants of animals we got along with and leave it at that. meanwhile the hebes were like "everything we do was commanded by god and is unquestionable. we're taking over your country by the way". that's all they've ever been like, self-justifying invaders.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              yes it's a story a lot of people know about it because it was spread widely
              that's just humans work
              infact that's how many animals work, either that breed their predators out
              if indians spread hinduism to the west when they weren't an utter shithole, i imagine you wouldn't bitch about that
              not sayin i'm not sick of christfags spreadin their shit everywhere on this site recently either but frankly i'm sick of atheists about as much; at least they're not as bad as in the olden days, genuinely managed to be annoying than christians which is impressive cause they had the monopoly for a long while

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i'm pretty sure god didn't domesticate shit, infact there's a part of the bible where he asks a human to do it
          >inb4 it's just a figure of speech, autist
          i know

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Key to choosing a successful species to domesticate is
    >Eats something we don't want (like grass, bugs, etc.)
    >Willing to breed and grows up quickly (preferably doesn't have mating seasons or other breeding restrictions)
    >Isn't extremely deadly or extremely scared (just makes things much harder)
    >Easy to keep (e.g. marine mammals need a lot of water space)
    >Isn't endangered and easily available (because breeding an endangered species for the sake of domestication would put it at risk of the pet trade)
    >Needs an exploitable social structure, preferably with a hierarchy (like herds, packs, etc.)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >-Eats something we want (meat)
      >-Difficult to breed, choosy and has mating seasons
      >-Is deadly and/or skittish
      >-Hard to keep
      >-Endangered
      >+Has a social structure

      The REAL criteria are

      >Humans think it's cool, relate to it easily, and like giving it food
      >OR
      >Humans like eating it and don't want it to run away so much

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i use animar for both thing, stupid westelna.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dogs are the exception that proves the rule. They were incredibly useful for nearly everything. Herding livestock, guarding homes, transporting goods and people, hunting animals the list goes on, and they have an extremely easy to exploit social system.
        Cats basically domesticated themselves with little input from prehistoric people.
        Isnt it interesting that out of millions of possible options for domestic carnivores, only 2 species were ever domesticated?

        Isnr it interesting that out of millions of herbivores, only about a dozen were domesticated? Cows, chicken, pigs, horses, goats, sheep, alpaca & llama, rabbits, guineapigs, reindeer and probably smth I'm forgetting.
        All of these animals were domesticated for a reason, for some kind of practical use beyond 'gyuh lookz kewl!!!'.
        This is why foxes will never be domesticated. There's no point other than some idiots think it might be cool. It won't be, but it doesn't matter bevause it just isn't gonna happen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I vote possums (particularly the Virginia opossum). They arent SUPER sociable, but they tolerate each other like cats it seems. They also breed like rats and eat basically whatever (although getting a good diet for one down is a bit tricky, nothing a good dose of $$capitalism$$ wouldn't fix). Only issue is longevity (4-5yrs max in captivity), but that can be selectively bred out (it's already happened to an insular population of Virginia opossums).

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    God

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    RACCOONS
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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That would be some next level shit. I'm not joking.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nice

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Intelligence

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I very much agree. They seem really smart.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Raccoons are too smart for normal people. Retarded white women will give them treats when they start showing aggressive behavior because "It makes them stop being mean"

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing. It's not gonna happen. That whole Russian fox thing was a passion project of vanity that barely succeeded in making foxes only slightly more bearable to human company.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      defeatist mentality

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Minipigs

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    frogs

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wypipo

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Personally I'd like it if some meat animals were more domesticated. Emu, Rhea, Ostrich, Giraffe, Peacock, Flamingo, Gator, Catfish, Crawfish, etc.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    i'm betting boars are pretty close or higher

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Squid

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm now reading up on pet squids
      >Make sure the live prey is no more than one and a half times the length of the squid, as larger fish could be able to eat the squid.
      Based squids, you can just feed them fish that are bigger than they are up until a certain point

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do we need more domestic animals? Those we have are already a lot of work.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ok then we just replace cats with them. EZPZ

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      In absolute numbers there are a lot of them but we don't have many species to choose from. I like my cat but after it dies I'm not gonna get a new cat for environmental reasons.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Really only a handful of the ones we already have are giving use domestication problems.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    hi

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Crows

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Seals

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Armadillos

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your mom

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Badger or wolverines. Cute and playful but will castrate a burglar. Also smaller than dogs so they would be harder to hit when attacking and could have them in bigger numbers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wolverines are smaller than dogs?? What kind of dogs are you around...

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Obedient genetically engineered chimpanzees for home defense

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Deer.
    Imagine having a deer that you walk like a dog/doesn't shid up the place and that actually listens and maybe can do basic stuff like sit on command. They already really really want to be our pets so I see no issue here. Also, it would solve the vegetarian pet issue for many people.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I want a deer wife.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hi /k, how things are going?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wauf doesn't wife deer, they rape.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Wauf

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I want a deer wife.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that is not how you clear the table..................

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are active deer farms/ranches working on it. Look up the North American Deer Farmers Association. Granted, they are mostly focused on breeding deer to be better livestock, not pets.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ip count didn't go up

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zebras just to make Blacks look bad lmaooo

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those roof Koeans had style. Not one of them looked like a slob.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dude in yellow specifically looks quite cool

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      texans already did it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Taking =/= domestication

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          wrong

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Domesticated is selectively breeding for affinity with humans.

            Taming is making a wild animal bend to your will without his bloodline ever being altered to begin with.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Those are the horse based Zebras. She's basically cheating.
        Try that with the donk based ones.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fucking giga chads all over.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not domesticate, but we should give pongos full citizenship rights
    And even let them pay taxes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that hasn't worked out well so far with the other apes we've given citizenship to

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Only the rights, not the taxes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Every citizen has the same duties before the state. Pongos will be no different

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What are they going to pay their taxes in? Banana? Palm oil?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They can work in exchange of money

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They already give back to society with their mere presence

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    morons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Impossible. We've already tried.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it actually worked pretty good until we let them become feral again

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no, you will fuck them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Impossible. We've already tried.

      they literally are too smart to be domesticated

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    scaly water doggo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wish.

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