There currently are about 9.2 million horses in North America. They are widespread with many breeds and disciplines that each horse fits into. Horses did not always inhabit North America as they do now. Roughly four hundred years ago the horse made it to America through Spanish soldiers, also known as conquistadores. These conquistadores successfully conquered parts of Mexico and South America before traveling north to the southwestern portion of what is now today’s United States in the 1540’s in search of gold and other treasures. As the conquistadores traveled they came in contact with a few different Native American groups. They tried hard to convert these new people to Roman Catholicism, which was the Spanish religion. In the 1680’s the
Around the dinner table and in many restaurants, beef is being consumed on a daily basis. Much of the consumption of meat is dependent on the supply and quality that the farmers in the beef industry supply. There are many different breeds of beef cows that are raised and bred with the purpose of providing meat for the consumer. Angus beef, one of the oldest breeds of beef cattle, has a unique history and it is primarily bred and raised for its tender marbleized meat.
The world of a rodeo animal is said to be bad, but really is not all bad. Yes, I understand that it is not all good. There are some bad apples in every tree. Some people would say that we made them mean and mad to get a good show, but really we don’t. Like “bunking horses are just horse that love to buck, they come from racetrack, feed lots, ranches, and just about everything equine.” So, how do we “breed” them to buck if they do it because they loved to do it we just take what they love to do and put it to use? PETA wants to say that the spurs cut and injure the horses, but the reality is that all most of them are not sharp. Yes, they wear them but not to hurt the animal. I wear spurs when I do my barrel racing but that does me I have to use
The Chickasaw’s reputation as strong hunters and warriors sets them apart from other tribes. The Chickasaw have their own unique religious traditions, as well as social traditions. They are very similar to the other tribes in the southeastern United States. The rich traditions and history of the Chickasaw helped to shape their everyday life both in the past and modern day. (Sansing 51).
Boxers are a good dog to have, and Boxers have a lot of history. The boxer was a man made breed in the 1800’s. People found out that in the 1800’s the Boxers was found by crossing two breeds of dogs (“American Boxer Club”). According to Wagner, “ The large hound evolved by crossing the Bullenbeisser with the old type Wolf or Deerhound (The Great Dane) (quoted in “American
In fact, the animals are often stored in small cages or spaces with barley any room to move, many will catch a disease from their poor quality of living. Social interaction is crucial because the animals become tired of the same environment, this leads to aggression. To control the aggression, animals are often pumped with drugs. Often, if an animal is sick there will be no veterinary help because of the high cost that is required, as a result, cattle have died from dehydration or other reasons regarding the lack of care. Because the animals are seen as a profit they are bred in a way that is convenient for the slaughterhouse. For example, broiler chickens are bred to have larger thighs and breasts, for this reason, the chickens have a hard time standing and sometimes will break their legs. Common diseases for these type of chickens range from heart attacks, respiratory diseases, and cancer. When first brought to the slaughterhouse, cattle are branded with a hot iron and de-horned without anesthetic. In feedlots, cattle are contained in small holding pens forced to live in their own feces, which results in diseases. According to the Last Chance for Animals(LCA), 250 cows are killed every hour at a slaughterhouse. Because of the pressure to stay on their fast schedule, workers
The story mentioned in the book takes place in the year 1883 but it is significant to comprehend how cowboy and ranches clans led their life before the sequence of events. For about thirty to forty years preceding this time phase a cattle trade could be initiated with a tiny herd of cattle. The cattle were then fed on fresh grass in the open grasslands and thus a bigger heard was built subsequently. Ranchers used to mark some geographical boundaries to be their own but many a times the cattle graze around wherever they preferred. Cowboys too used to work for the rancher groups but they used to be totally free to create brands for their maverick calves so that they can identify them as their own. The cowboys thus made herds of their own by making new brands.
Heritage pig/pork breeds were naturally handy and thrifty animals raised for their bacon, meat, and lard. The pigs lived off the land, grains, grass, whey from the chum. In America, all heritage pork comes from pure and cross-bred livestock. The Berkshire is a first class black pig with lean meat. The Red Wattle has dark, lean tender meat and is in danger of extinction. The Tamworth is a red heritage breed producing the best bacon in the United States. The Large Black is a pasturing pig that has very tasty lean hams but small shoulders. There are less than 200 Large Black pigs in the United States. The Yorkshire originated in England and do very well on pasture and are excellent mothers who wean a large number of piglets. The Gloucestershire Old Spot is also known as the Iron Age Pig which has excellent meat. The Gloucestershire Old Spot is a
There are far far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. In 1802 I was told to set off on a journey west. To find the Northwest Passage. You will now hear my encounters and just imagine my journey.
First and foremost the Mexican gray wolf is referred as "El Lobo" which is in Spanish for the wolf. It was once a "top dog" in the borderlands. They eat large and small mammals like deer, elk and rabbits. After being wiped out in the U.S. and only a few animals were remaining in Mexico. They were reintroduced to the wild in Arizona 1998. There are only about 300 Mexican wolves in total. Mexican gray wolves usually stay in habitats like mountain forests. They once ranged from central Mexico throughout the southwestern U.S before its extinction. Wolves are very social animals. They live in packs like any other wolves would most likely live like. When they reproduce pups are born blind and defenseless.
Desert bighorn sheep are the parks largest and most magnificent animals. They are always on the move, and very mobile (so they can go form water source to water source.) This is surprising as they have to carry up to 30 pounds of curling horns. Their agility is a critical factor for surviving in death valley. Along with the fact that they have a high ability to travel to water and high mountain slopes.
The American Paint Horse is a specific breed of a horse valued for their daring markings, color, and figure. People have numerous ways of telling apart Paints from the other different types of horse breeds. One of the ways of knowing if the horse is a Paint is by looking at the markings. Some of the markings include Tobiano, Overo, Tovero, and Solid Paint Horses; each of the horses come innumerable amounts of color. Horses come in several different types of families like the Black and Red Family. Another way to tell the difference between the countless breeds of horses is by their figure. The Paint horse is a combination of a Western Stock Horse and a Pinto spotting. The American Paint Horse is not only known for their markings and
Two animals that dominated the lives of the tribe’s were the horses and buffalo. Horses gave them mobility the tribes tended not to stay in one place they stayed two weeks at the most they were constantly moving. More important than the horse were the buffalo there were millions of buffalo that lived on the plains. When the civil war was over there were fifteen to thirty million buffalo living on the plains wildly freely grazing. When Spaniards traveled to the Plains and planned to stay and see how many buffalo passed. The tribes would eat all parts of the buffalo the tongue, liver and use the hides for shelter to build homes, horns as spoons, tails as pain brushes the fur was used to make cloths and blankets, and used the bones as tools,
The Sioux used horses to catch their main food source buffalo.They grew very few crops, and mostly traded weapons and meat with other tribes for corn.The main region for the sioux was the Northern Great Plains, which is North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota.Tree are one of the natural resources that this tribe used, which was a building material and weapons.The second resource is animals which they used for food and there pelt for clothes and around there Tipis.They also used the tail of buffalos for fly swatters.They used buffalo horns for tools and cups.They used pottery for making bowls and sometimes cups.
What really is a factory farm? Factory farming is an operation where over 99% of farm animals are raised, so that we can eat meat. Factory farms consist of 500 head of beef cattle, 500 dairy cows, 1,000 hogs (pigs), and 100,000 egg laying chickens.("What's Wrong With Factory Farms?" Factory Farm Map. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2017.) This is bad for them because they’re confined in one space with a lot of other animals. Beef cattle are used for meat and they’re marked for rapid growth and a stocky build. One of the major factory farms is a company called Tyson, which is known for the production of chickens. In the world today, 78% of the beef that we eat comes from