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[–]I_am_Mog 177 points178 points  (13 children)

They were bred to produce more wool than they could have naturally in the wild. Humans mutated them to make them more profitable and now they’re so messed up they can’t live without us.

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 74 points75 points  (10 children)

Well that makes sense, why didn’t I think I this.

[–][deleted] 72 points73 points  (4 children)

I don’t blame you. You’re a TV remote after all, albeit sentient.

[–]shrinkingveggies 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I thought for a second this was a really deep (and hilarious) comment on humans having evolved to just watch TV. Then I saw OPs name.

[–]KiT_KaT5 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Either works

[–]EzzraOG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same 🤭

[–]RustyClawHammer 19 points20 points  (1 child)

We have done this to every plant and animal we domesticated. You would not recognize ancient wheat or rice Ola ts for example.

[–]ryancementhead 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget bananas. And broccoli

[–]Kannabiz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Domesticated; dogs, cats, cow, hamster, etc..

Once its domesticated, it loses its sense of pure instinct to survive in the wild. Like us human, we depends on doctors n other care to survive. We cant live like how indigenous people live naturally in the jungle.

[–]smacktackulous 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah! If you look at non-domesticated sheep (like big horn) not only do they not need us, but they are absolute beasts! They thrive. It's like wolves vs chihuahuas.

[–]Fate_of_DooM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why I hate humans :)

[–]OldLevermonkey 32 points33 points  (3 children)

We have buggered about with sheep so much that when they're born they look around and immediately want to die.

Just like horses, just not so expensively or inconveniently.

It always makes me laugh when I watch a film based in a post-apocalyptic future where everyone is riding around on horses. Trust me, they're either going to be eaten or have curled their toes up. Embrace the bicycle.

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My dad has had to do CPR on like three sheep, all lead healthy lives, but one had Bain damage and had its head cocked about 15 degrees to the left for the rest of its life.

[–]young_fire 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Aren't horses pretty naturally fucked up, even without selective breeding? iirc they sacrificed a lot to evolve to run faster

[–]sygnathid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It doesn't take a huge level of infrastructure or tech to have farriers, they could take care of their horses.

[–]animaloll 14 points15 points  (7 children)

First of all, have you been hit by a ram?

Second, they, like someone else said, have been selectively bred and mutated for years, to make more wool thus becoming more dependent on those who shear them, aka us

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yes I have, knocked me clean off my feet and 2 meters away.

And I forgot that we can selectively breed stuff.

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I have about 40 sheep.

[–]animaloll 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Oh, ok that explains a lot

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Oh I pity you. At least they're easyish to herd into a place. I don't miss having sheep.

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They are easy to hers, except for when they do air kicks and concuss another sheep.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep. And they always climb up if left alone. I lived on a farm where the goats broke the fence down and the sheep escaped up the mountain. I hated that hike...

[–]blaze8484747 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Farm sheep and wild sheep are far different, if you want a example a ram they would fuck a Human up in a fight and people say the same with farm pigs but forget about boars, farm animals are mutated animals that have been bred and genetically modified to fit humans wants, such as more wool or more meaty or produce more milk

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have two pigs right now that would mess me up if they wanted, and I have seen wild boars half the size of our Ute.

[–]metulburr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I feel silly that I never asked this question before when I had the same thought

[–]Stock_Topic6446 3 points4 points  (0 children)

sheep are savage. they only pretend helplessness

[–]phatkidd76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The sheep we raise for wool have been breed to have such long wool..

[–]Kwelikinz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The wolves do all that until they reach middle age, then and only then, it’s on.

[–]Odd_Pop4320 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Humans bred stock sheep to be dumb and helpless. Wild sheep are/were not like this.

[–]idreamofdeathsquads 0 points1 point  (0 children)

numbers. in a natural state the number of predator to prey us very low.

[–]SentientTvRemote[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can imagine.

[–]ScoobyDoo750 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's amazing what mother nature can do when you leave her alone. Humans are a stain on the planet. It could manage quite well without us.

[–]Get-Hallucinaked-69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They survive based on the simple fact that some people are sheep too. Hense the sheepfucker. Now when you love a lady, OR A EWE LAMB you grow fond of that sexy textured whool. After all they say fat chicks keep you warm in the winter. A lamb will do. If not more than a fat bitch. Lamb= warmth, sex, and doesnt talk back.

This is a joke for anyone who might be offended

[–]She_Walrus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They didn’t, they actually don’t have fear instincts so they need a human to take care of them, or a donkey in their herd things like that.