How are animal products a part of rural life?
Animals contribute many ways in rural areas. Chickens give us eggs, meat, fertilizer and feathers, and eat insect pests.
Cows give us dairy products, meat, leather, and fertilizer for the garden.
Pigs give us meat, rototill our garden.
Horses are our companions, transportation and engines for plows, disks and racks.
Even though most Americans live in cities and suburbs why is rural life a vital part of the American identity?
Even though most Americans live in cities and suburbs, rural life is a vital part of the American identity because many think that open space and farms are an inseparable part of America and its heritage. Many Americans feel that the fast-paced and intense city and suburban life style is only part of the American way of life. They feel that open space is necessary for the United States to be what it is…
Rural sociology as it is understood in the United States came into being in Europe only after World War I I. On the surface, this seems somewhat surprising. An important part of the population of Europe is still rural. During the last few decades in most European countries the percentage of the active population engaged in agriculture was higher than in the United States, in several countries much higher. Sociology as a science originated from…
Any plant or animal that depended on the disappearing one for part of its life cycle will move closer to endangerment, until it finds a new ecological niche. If the extinct plant or animal was essential for some part of the life cycle then a second species is likely also go extinct, as not enough individuals are likely to adapt in the space of a few generations.