Will any domesticated animal species go extinct before 2080?
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It's not unheard of for farmed flora to die off (I'm looking at you, bananas 😒), but as far as I know we don't tend to lose entire species of animals. Breeds, yes, but not species.

However, the world is changing. Diets, habits, technology, climate, existential danger... Will this lead to any domesticated animal species dying off?

Though I expect this to trigger off of livestock or other human-adapted foodstock or work animals, pets and other tamed creatures also qualify.

Resolves YES if the IUCN or an equivalent organization believes the animal to be extinct and announces such before 2080. Otherwise NO after close.

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define domesticated

predicts YES

@JonathanRay it's a pretty precise term, so I'm using the formal definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestication?wprov=sfla1

@Stralor So if like some obscure species of insect that’s used for pollinating crops gets replaced by something else and people no longer need it so it goes extinct, that counts?

predicts YES

@JonathanRay yep! honey bees are a less-obscure but very relevant example. ofc most insects that pollinate our crops aren't domesticated, but some are!

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