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The Effect of Selection for Lean Growth on Swine Behavior and Welfare

  title={The Effect of Selection for Lean Growth on Swine Behavior and Welfare},
  author={Curt D. Busse and Stephanie Torrey and M. Shea-Moore and Tim Stewart},
The selection of animals for human use has occurred since prehistoric times. A survey of Paleolithic and Mesolithic sites across Europe found that 91% had remains of red deer, 83% of pigs, and 61% of both cattle and roe deer (Appleby, 1999). The process of domestication occurred through the human selection for specific animal traits. The species had characteristics which made domestication possible. For example, dangerous animals, such as deer with antlers, were passed over in favor of less… 
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