Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eating Dogs in Texas

In our last class I spoke about cultural differences with regards to food preferences and mentioned that certain Native American groups not only ate dogs, but bred them for eating. Today it was announced that a researcher studying fossilized human waste from a Texas cave has conclusive evidence that dogs were domesticated and eaten as early as 9400 years ago.

“This is an important scientific discovery that can tell us not only a lot about the genetic history of dogs but of the interactions between humans and dogs in the past,” Samuel Belknap III, who made the discovery, was quoted as saying in the press release. “Not only were they most likely companions as they are today, they served as protection, hunting assistants, and also as a food source.”

Read about it HERE

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