British Conservationists Use Nazi Science to Resurrect Auroch Breed

Photograph from Animal Picture Archive

No joke: British conservationists have imported Heck cattle, a direct descendant of the long-extinct Auroch, to Devon in an effort to reintroduce the breed to the British country side.

According to Anne Mendelson's Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages (which we reviewed here), Aurochs played a key part in the domestication of modern day cattle, and thus all of our beef and dairy consumption. The thing is, the fact that Hecks exist is due to a Nazi genetic engineering program. Isn't this how the X-Men got started? [via]

Paula Forbes

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