When we lose our heritage, we lose much more than an animal or a heirloom seed. Our entire ecosystem changes along with possible better nutrition sources. Who really wants to eat something that has been bred to impress a only a certain section of the population? Have we become genetic manipulative monsters?
Here is a link to an article about the endangered livestock epidemic we discussed in class in earlier weeks. Although this article pertains to animals in other countries, it still drives home the point of the importance of conserving these animals.
This is an additional link to The Livestock Conservancy, which is working on the same issues and they are right here out of Pittsboro, NC.