Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:17:47 PM
Are you referring to scientific sense or the everyday English sense of the word 'domestication` and `tame`?
In the veterinarian field `tame` is not used. The definition we use to describe a `domesticated animal` is such:
"An animal that has been housed and fed by man for generations and has little fear of man as a result. Some domestic animals learn to depend on human provision so completely that they have little ability to survive if returned to a natural habitat".
Tame is such a vague word to describe such. It may be tame based on it`s dependence, but it may have feral tendencies as it may revert to it`s natural ways. Bulls are considered domesticated but also display feral tendencies as well. If I brought out a person to a pasture with a bull, and said he was tame. That person might assume it was safe to go to the bull. Yet the bull makes a charge. Therefore he is not safe to be around.