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Oregon mandates cage-free eggs by 2024

The new law mandates that all eggs produced or sold in the state must come from cage-free hens by 2024.

Humans in the Indian subcontinent domesticate the water buffalo

At least 130 million domestic water buffalo exist, and more people depend on them than on any other domestic animal.

The Botai people of Central Asian steppes domesticate the horse for the first time

The clearest evidence of early use of the horse as a means of transport is from chariot burials dated c. 2000 BCE. However, an increasing amount of evidence supports the hypothesis that horses were domesticated in the Eurasian Steppes approximately 3500 BCE.

Humans domesticate chickens for the first time, possibly in modern-day China

Scholars agree that they were first domesticated from a wild form called red junglefowl, a bird that still runs wild in most of southeast Asia, most likely hybridized with the gray junglefowl.

Humans in Turkey domesticate cattle for first time

According to archaeological and genetic evidence, wild cattle or aurochs (Bos primigenius) were likely domesticated independently at least twice and perhaps three times.

Humans domesticate the sheep

The history of the domesticated sheep goes back to between 11000 and 9000 BC, and the domestication of the wild mouflon in ancient Mesopotamia.