Once upon a time, some folks thought it would be a good idea to cross-breed a buffalo with a domestic cow. The cross-breeding, resulting in a new hybrid species dubbed “beefalo,” was supposed to occur under a managed breeding program that would help the beef industry create more, well, beef with fewer animals and thereby somehow increase production and efficiency. From a business perspective, it might have seemed like a good idea at the time. Nobody planned for what might happen when the beefalo went on the lam.
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