Review Article

Contribution of domestic animals to human economic and social life

Ehlinaz Torun Kayabasi 1 , Orhan Yılmaz 2

1Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kocaeli, Kocaeli, Turkey

2Department of Food Science, Ardahan University, Ardahan, Turkey.

Abstract. The transition of people from the nomadic life to the settled social life from the past to the present has also affected and further developed the relations of people in the settled life with animals. As people move from individual life to social life, they also experience some social and economic changes. These changes often affect behaviour patterns and lifestyles. Social changes have brought with them urban and rural differences. Along with this change, people’s perspectives on animals also changed over time, they domesticated some species defined as wild or wild animals and started to keep them as pets in their farms or homes. People benefit from various yields of animals such as offspring, meat, milk, eggs, wool, horns, nails, work, protection, life partner, guidance service. Although there are many reasons for this, the most important reason is the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clearly seen that animals provide economic, social and spiritual support to humans in this difficult period.

Keywords: pet, sociology, economic benefit, human and animal relationship, Covid–19


This Article

Received: 15 Dec 2021

Accepted: 8 Apr 2022

Published online: 11 Sep 2022

Accesses: 162

How to cite

Kayabasi, E.T., Yılmaz, O., (2022). Contribution of domestic animals to human economic and social life. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 21(1), 29–34. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2022.21.1.04.