can count the fingers of one hand the domestic animals that produce virtually
all of mankind's meat and milk - a selection made more than 10,000 years
ago by our Neolithic ancestors. Yet the earth teems with thousands
of species of animals; why limit ourselves to cattle, pigs, goats and
sheep? Given the world's shortages of energy and water and arable
land, why not try to domesticate wild animals? The effort would
save many species from extinction, provide the world with more food, and
introduce gentle farming to fragile environments." N.D. Vietmeyer
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION WEBSITES AND JOURNALS:
|The Livestock Conservancy -
||Christian Veterinary Mission - http://www.cvmusa.org||Domestic Animal Diversity - Information System program of the FAO (DAD-IS) - http://dad.fao.org||Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) - http://www.echonet.org||Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations - http://www.fao.org||Heifer Project International (HPI) - http://www.heifer.org (Beatrice photo)||International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - http://www.cgiar.org||Livestock Research for Rural Development (LRRD) - http://www.lrrd.org||Oklahoma State University - Breeds of Livestock - http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/||National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation - NCGRP link||The Tropical Ecological Farm - http://www.utafoundation.org||World Neighbors - http://www.wn.org||World Watch - http://www.worldwatch.org|
|Forsberg, N.E., Taur, J.-S.,
Xiao, Y., and H. Chesbrough. 2003. Internationalization of the animal
science undergraduate curriculum: A survey of its current status,
barriers to its implementation and its value J. Anim Sci.
Lukefahr, S.D. 1999. Teaching International Animal Agriculture. J. Anim. Sci. 77:3106-3113.