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Industrialized Dog Breeding

- Puppy mills. Hearing that term should make a person furious. Puppy mills are dog breeding operations where profit is placed above animal welfare. Puppy mills represent a serious concern, not only for the dogs, but for future generations as well. The United States government must eliminate puppy mills by having mill owners be incarcerated instead of just fined, allowing more searches of certified breeders, and have congress pass a nationwide law. Background Information Within the background of the American dog breeding society lies a dark secret....   [tags: breeding operations, puppy mills]

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Selective Breeding of a Laborador Retriever

- ... The Labrador retriever’s original country is Canadian province of Newfoundland, along the East Coast of Canada. The Labrador retriever did not originate from Labrador. The Male Labrador Retriever has reached maximum height of 24.5 inches while as female Labrador Retrievers has reached maximum height of 23.5 inches. Its weight ranges from 30 to 36 kg. Its color may be black, yellow or chocolate and has a short, straight and dense coat. The coat is easily cared for with once a week grooming....   [tags: character, paws, companionship]

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The Importance Of Breeding And Adopting A Pet

- Importance of Breeding and Adopting Many people believe that the only way to get a pet is to “buy” one without considering adopting, which is why I believe people should consider looking up better options and become more knowledgeable. There are so many reasons why someone shouldn’t buy a pet from a breeder, and so many benefits from adopting a pet from your local shelter/animal rescue. To start with, I believe that selling a dog/cat should become against the law. It is unfair to breed poor animals who probably do not want to be pregnant or become pregnant....   [tags: Dog, Pet, The Animals, Adoption]

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The Effectiveness Of Captive Breeding Programs

- Alroy, John. "Limits To Captive Breeding Of Mammals In Zoos." Conservation Biology, vol. 29, no. 3, Wiley Blackwell, June 2015, p. 926-931. Academic Search Complete (EBSCO), doi: 10.1111/cobi.12471. Accessed 9 Sept. 2016. The effectiveness of captive breeding programs are explored in this mathematically oriented article by Alroy, who takes data from the International Zoo Yearbook and processes it in order to determine how well current zoo conservation efforts are performing at raising the populations of endangered species....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Biodiversity]

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The Process of Horse Breeding

- Horses have been domesticated for about five-thousand years. (Klinkenborg) Humans have domesticated horses and have controlled horses’ actions. There are many opinions in the horse related world that feel strongly about this topic. People need to raise awareness to the things we are doing to these wonderful animals. It all begins with the breeding process. That is the root of a lot of other problems that have occurred. People working with horses need to realize when to intervene and acknowledge the effects they have on their horses regarding the breeding process....   [tags: horses, domestication, mare, stallion, health]

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Genetic Effects of Intensive Breeding

- ... This is caused by population size and fragmentation, and leads to differentiation between populations. Brown (1965) did a study on the selection in a population of house mice containing mutant individuals. The mice were trapped in a barn, and examined for fur colour and eye colour (Figure 3). Mutant mice were homozygous for yellow fur and pink eyes. Mice that had dark fur and dark eyes were either homozygous dominant or heterozygous. Cats were then introduced into the barn at the beginning of Spring and removed at the end of Summer....   [tags: getting a specific genetic trait from a species]

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Breeding Habits of Water Birds

- Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION Many species aggregate for feeding, roosting and nesting activities, which are prevalent among water birds (Weins, 1992). Why animals form breeding colonies is a major unresolved question in evolutionary biology. The topic continues to stir lively debate (Danchin & Wagner 1997, Tella et al., 1998) and has been the focus of long term studies (Hoogland 1995; Brown & Brown 1996; Danchin et al. 1998). One of the principal issues has been whether colonies form due to limited breeding habitat; with animals forced into nesting aggregations at a nest cost, or result from social benefits of clustering (Food finding, reduced predation; Lack 1968; Alexander 1974; Hoogland & Sh...   [tags: Biology ]

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Human Responsibilities in Domestic Breeding

- Human Responsibilities in Domestic Breeding Introduction For centuries humans have taken on the role of selectively breeding various animals in the pursuit of specific traits or behaviors. A question that is often ignored, and which I want to address, is what responsibility do the breeders have in selecting dam and sires for a mating, in regard to the offspring from that cross. In the past, animals were regarded with varying levels of respect and moral status. In early hunter-gather societies, animals were perceived as being fully rational, sentient and intelligent beings and thus be treated with due respect and consideration (1)....   [tags: Animals, Domestication, Inbreeding]

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Selective Breeding vs Transgenesis

- Selective Breeding vs Transgenesis Selective breeding is a way for humans to nurture desirable traits in plants and animals, but it is much older and less scientific than transgenesis. In selective breeding, two members of the same species are paired as breeding partners in order to encourage desirable characteristics in the offspring. For example, cows that have been observed producing large volumes of milk may be bred to pass that trait on to ensuing generations. This process helps ensure an increase in the milk yield of future cows....   [tags: plants, aninals, dna, rna]

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Selective Breeding versus Transgenesis

- ... The irish potato famine in the 1800s is a perfect example of this. The irish attempted to solve their problem of feeding a population by planting the “lumper” potatoes. However the farmers didn’t want to risk introducing new traits into the potato population and stuck with their trusty “lumper” potatoes. To achieve this they propagated the potatoes causing all of them to be clones of each other and therefore genetically identical. The genetically identical potatoes were all affected by the same disease Phytophthora infestans, which was a rot that caused all the non-resistant potatoes to turn to an inedible slime....   [tags: human manipulation, biological implications]

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