Animal husbandry is simply the management and rearing of domestic, farm or fur animals for the purpose of obtaining their meat and products. It can also be defined as the economic activity of keeping domestic animals for human consumption and obtaining meat, milk, wool, fur, honey, among others.
Animal husbandry is one of the oldest among human activities, having been initiated by the first humans. It guarantees the supply of food, leather, fur, bones, milk and other animal products without the need to go into the forests and wilderness [as prehistoric man did] to hunt. Animal husbandry includes raising cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, rabbits, snails, fish and bees, among others.
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