Sunday, June 11, 2017

TOO - Guillaume Durocher: Animal Conservation or Bison Supremacy? - Elites work frantically to save "pure bison" while phasing out European ethnics

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I have a general rule in dealing with the politically-correct: look at what they do, not what they say.
I was very struck when I recently came across the efforts to restore the “genetic purity” of North American bison, the overwhelming majority of which have been tainted by cattle DNA through cross-species interbreeding. While it is dogma in the humanities and social sciences that race, gender, and everything else human are social constructs with no biological basis, conservation biologists are determined to preserve the unique genetic architecture of the American bison.
The leader in the crusade to restore the genetic integrity of bison is Dr. James Derr, a geneticist at Texas A&M University. An article in Nature on Derr’s efforts had this to say ...