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This museum shows how humans have changed the natural world in ways you might not expect

The skeleton of a blue whale is seen in the Natural History Museum in London. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Dominic Walker

Researcher in Cultural Geography, , Royal Holloway

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 English bulldog, pug and French bulldog skulls demonstrate how human tastes influence dogs’ physiology.
English bulldog, pug and French bulldog skulls demonstrate how human tastes influence dogs’ physiology. Image: Dominic Walker,Author provided (No reuse)
 The Silkie chicken’s fluffy plumage makes it an attractive pet, compared to the chickens raised for meat elsewhere.
The Silkie chicken’s fluffy plumage makes it an attractive pet, compared to the chickens raised for meat elsewhere. Image: Dominic Walker,Author provided
 The Belgian Blue’s muscular build reflects consumer demand for succulent thigh and shoulder meat but causes severe health problems for the animal.
The Belgian Blue’s muscular build reflects consumer demand for succulent thigh and shoulder meat but causes severe health problems for the animal. Image: Mastiff/Wikipedia, CC BY
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