Bovids, equids and, in particular, canids, were put to work by H. sapiens; felids always took a slightly different view of the matter, but were indulged for their rodent-catching talents.
—The Economist, in ‘Pets have gained the upper paw over their so-called owners’
In the developed world they have been replaced with machines.
The irony is hard to miss: humans tamed horses and put them to work until they invented something that worked at greater speed and lower cost, which replaced them. Could humans one day make themselves obsolescent in the same way?
How the horse made history, August 4, 2017 at 01:53AM