Why Are Our Pets Our Pets?

A food-for-thought experiment

Photo by Christopher Carson on Unsplash

Imagine a world just like our own in every way except one: twenty thousand years ago, humankind domesticated wild boars.

Over the course of several thousand years, these boars grew to respond and even love humans. They learned to read our faces and obey certain…

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A queer, herbivorous, leftist Viking. I write about society, justice, and popular media. UChicago grad. Based in Iceland.

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Björn Jóhann

Björn Jóhann

A queer, herbivorous, leftist Viking. I write about society, justice, and popular media. UChicago grad. Based in Iceland.

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