Which Insect or Animal's domestication do you think has had the biggest impact on Man? The answer may not be as clear cut as some may want to jump to. - The Horse - The Horse's domestication reports go back to 3500 BCE and it was key to allowing man to spread out his borders and control large amounts of land. Also key to our early ability to make war. - The Dog - The Dog's domestication happened ~30,000 years ago. Dogs have acted as Worker, Protector, and Friend to their owners. Key in allowing early farmers to control large areas of grazing land without losing their animals to predators. Something that may now have been as possible if you had to have humans out continually on the watch. - Cat's - Arguments are that human's never domesticated Cat's and that some Cat's did domesticate themselves and choose to live with us on their terms. - So F*ck cats! - Chickens - 1000BCE, chickens were domesticated from wild fowl and have been one of the most versatile food sources for man ever since due to their ability to forage for food themselves, meaning they did not need man to find food for them or they would starve. - Bees - Bees became domesticated around 7000BCE. Honey as a commodity has been prized and valued throughout history, far before domestication allowed for mass quantities to be harvested. - Silk Moth Catipillars - Domesticated silk worms were a big part of opening trade routes (the SIlk Road) throughout Asia and into Africa, and were a big part of emerging thriving cultures at that time. - Other? ------------ Animals that rejected domestication saying f*ck you to humans - Zebra - have rejected all attempts to be domesticated. - Foxes - although with selective breeding for decades in Russia some foxes are now showing openness to human domestication. It seems to be only a matter of time. - Moose - Stalin amongst others attempted to domesticate the Moose to create a Moose Calvary And you gotta admit, a Canadian Moose Calvary may have seen us rise to be an early world power, and would be a hella cool. right @Zookeeper Gabe ?