A recent report from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has shed a new light on the history of the domestication of dogs in the world.
It seems that dogs weren’t originally intended to be man’s best friend. Instead, they were most likely domesticated to be man’s next meal.
According to the New York Times, “[a] single domestication event seems to have occurred in southern China…[where]there is a long tradition of eating dogs…”
Of course, the most heroic thing one can do is to sacrifice their life for the well-being of others. Dogs have apparently done that in spades for the last 14,000 years. In fact, research shows that they were domesticated before any other animal, making it even more likely they were used for food.
Of course, dogs have since been bred for other reasons. They have been used to hunt down delicious meat and to protect homes from people attempting to steal food (most likely precious meat). Such uses have made them even greater heroes.
For being food, finding food and protecting food, Dogs, you are true Unvegan Heroes!
(via New York Times)