The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Working Animals

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A working animal is an animal, usually domesticated, that is kept by human to perform tasks. They may be close member of the family such as guide dogs, horses, donkey, oxen, cows, camel or they be animal trained to provide tractive forces such draft horses or logging elephant. Most working animals are either service animal or draft animals. They may also be use for milking or herding, jobs that require human training to cooperate. Some, at the end of their working lives, may also be use as meat or other products such as leather.
The history of working animal may predate agriculture, with dogs used by our hunter- gatherer ancestors. Around the worlds, millions of animals work in relationship with their owners. Domesticated species are often bred to be suitable for different uses and conditions, especially horses and working dogs. Working animals are usually raised on farms, though some are
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Also dogs can be trained to find landmines, Rats which are lighter and less of risk to set the mines off, have recently been used more frequently.
Legal status: in some jurisdictions, certain working animals are afforded greater legal right than other animals. One such common example is police dogs, which are often afforded additional protections and the same memorial services as human officers.
ADVANTAGES OF WORKING ANIMALS
1. It helps to reduce the cost of labour
2. It is less expensive to operate and easy to maintain
3. Animals can be used for dual purposes e.g milking and ploughing
4. It helps to reduce stress in human
DISAVANTAGES
1. Inhumane treatment of the animals and welfare problems e.g lack of adequate water
2. Overstressing of animals and exposing them to much heat stress
3. Pulling un-roadworthy and/or overloaded carts (or other

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