Frankenstein’s Sheep: The Story of Stockbreeding – Part 1

Poor sheep.

While Mary Shelley began writing her book Frankenstein near the beginning of the eighteenth century, the farmers of England had been at work for around half a century to create creatures of their own.

Sheep were once a small, beautifully coated animal of fairly reasonable intelligence. My dissertation is on the changes to sheep that happened during the 17th and 18th centuries, how they changed from the animal just described to the meat-making machines they are today. […]

Dromedary Camel: War Machine

My First Post

My very first post and it’s on the domesticated Dromedary camel… I probably should have started with something that falls into the category of either being cute or a killing machine, these are the animals people tend to find the most interesting. But look at it, look at that smile, it’s adorable. And although not a Saber-toothed cat, it’s a an animal that has seen more than its fair share of military action.

Don’t let the smile fool you. […]