We humans have been domesticating animals for at least 10,000 years, and we’ve done so for a plethora of reasons. Pigs, cows and sheep give us food. Horses, yaks and water buffaloes provide transportation. Dogs and cats offer companionship and, sometimes, protection.
"What Floppy-Eared Foxes Taught Us About How Animals Become Tame" is from the May 31, 2017 Animalia section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lee Alan Dugatkin and narrated by Sam Scholl.