rewilding herds

FREE Nature rewilds herds of catlle and horses. Solid breeds reclaim the ecological niche of their ancestors, aurochs and wild horses (tarpans). But as replacements they’re not equal (yet). Even the most robust breeds underwent centuries of domestication, being shaped more and more to the human preferred image. Beneficial traits like fast growth and high milk production were promoted. Social orders, age structure and sex ratio within the herds, were furnished to the best of human interests. This is what we call domestication

The herds of FREE Nature walk the opposite route, a process of rewilding or de-domestication. Within those herds, where by law a duty of care applies to the individual animal, management consciously selects properties that promote independent living in the wild. Animals with negative treats as predisposition to diseases, large udders or difficulties in calving are removed from the herds. Often nature itself points out the animals to be taken out. Animals again are able to form their own social structures.

But even better, where no duty of care exits for the individual animals, where they are truly seen as wild animals, selection is not done by us but by nature itself. Natural selection according to the principles of survival of the fittest.