What does domestication of wild animals mean?
Domestication of wild animals means that people take wild animals and keep them as pets or farm animals. Domestication is often used to mean taming an animal. It can also be used for plants grown as crops. After this is done for several generations, especially when we breed them selectively, the domesticated population begins to show distinct genetic differences from the wild forms. This could eventually lead to new species.
Domestication of animals probably began with the taming of wild dogs. In most cases of domestication, humans benefit from the products of the animals (such as meat for food or wool for clothing) or from the animals' services and behaviors (such as horses used for transportation or cats killing pests). Sometimes the animals we domesticate are purely for our enjoyment (like cute guinea pigs and rabbits).
Incipient domestication is when a plant or animal that has previously been considered wild or non-domesticated begins to show signs of domestication. For example, studies have shown that raccoons that have crossed over into city districts have taken on some of the characteristics of domestic animals, such as a lack of fear of humans, invasions of homes, etc.
I don't know if plants can be domestized-unless you mean little roses and tulips in big clay plant-pots of those days, if any. I suppose the domestication of wolves helped bring in bigger amounts of food, and a friend. If you want to be horrible you could eat them, but then you might as well just keep them wild. (Ew.)
Nomadic tribes followed wild animals initially and later moved their domesticated herds in patterns that mimic the migratory habits of wild animals to insure that the animals had grazing year round. The advantage of domestication is that the animals are easier to catch, eat or exploit the use of their hair/fleece for clothing, shelter et cetera.
In order for an animal to be considered domesticated they must be raised in captivity for several generations. Monkeys are generally brought into the pet trade from the wild so they are wild. Wild animals bred for conservation purposes are not selected for traits that lend themselves to domestication thus they remain wild.
Is it true domestication of animals and plants through history has enabled humankind to improve their lifestyle?
animals die all sorts of ways. one is poaching. we use the skin and meat for money and in time we will have hunted the species out if existence. the second one is humans coming into their natural habitats. we build houses out in the wild and there is no where for the animals to go but in that area. If the animal gets to dangerous police have to kill it. third way is domestication…