Originally Posted by magnolia1973
I at least like that you can be perfectly reasonable in our back and forth discussion. Breath of fresh air.
How is to say that the animals are not benefiting from husbandry. The species is assured survival and the a relatively stress free life. Since living seems to be primarily about ensuring the survival of the species wouldn't you say that cows have been successful in that regard. They have spread far and wide and are still alive where many other animals are extinct. Who is to say that is any different than the ant/aphid or human/wheat plant relationships.
It is sad that the measuring stick of our progress is the speed by which we distance ourselves from the natural world. Even sadder is that we will only see this when there is no nature left to save.