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Chemically or Surgically Tame wild animals

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Chemically or Surgically Tame wild animals

Postby sweb » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:43 am

Hello all,

I am currently doing a paper for my university. I am wondering if it is possible to Surgically or Chemically tame a wild animal.

I know that the amygdala controls fear and emotions, and that hormones also play an important role in behavior.

I would like to know if any one here has any insights into what processes one could look into, with regard to chemically or surgically taming wild animals.

Thanks!
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Postby mith » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:32 pm

seems unethical
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Postby Darby » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:52 pm

It's not that simple. Removing testes can make some male animals more controllable, but that's as close as you can get.
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