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Playing with Genetics

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A lot of text in this one, but I could not resist narrating it. It's a story about how humanity transformed a large predator into a doll in a few thousand years. Most of the changes actually happened just during the 20th century.

Many dog breeds have serious health problems that are caused not only by inbreeding but also because with such a distorted anatomy, it's simply impossible to produce a healthy animal. I think we have no right to cause such pain just for our own aesthetic pleasure, however lovely pets they might make.

I produced a series of these dog breed skulls for an article I wrote about the genetics of dog and fox domestication.

Update: the article is now translated and posted online. It can be found here: [link]
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i literally hate 'aesthetic' breeding. like i cannot stand to be around animals with short snouts (i have pretty bad misophonia, inherited from my dad), and i feel bad but i also cannot fucking stand the breathing!! they just snort and breathe and its so gross sounding and i just feel bad like they cant breathe!! it pisses me off. thats why i respect breeders who are trying to breed shorter snouts OUT of animals like persian cats, pugs, bulldogs, some pitbulls and poms. as a therian, i h8 humanz sometimes >:C