Meaning of Bovine


The cattle are mammals and ruminants which are a subfamily of the group of bovines. They have an extensive tail that ends in a tuft and a wide snout, while the case of their horns is smooth.

The human being, since prehistoric times, has domesticated bovines for different purposes. On the one hand, bovines are used as food since their meat is consumed. On the other hand, the milk that is extracted from these animals is also ingested by people. With their skin and leather, in addition, different garments are produced.

On the other hand, cattle are used as draft animals: due to their strength, they can pull plows or carts. All these characteristics make them a very widespread species in rural areas.

The cattle is one of the best known cattle: it is the cow (or bull, if the specimen is male). Its domestication took place about 10,000 years ago in Asia. Today the cow provides meat and milk and constitutes one of the main sources of protein for man. Bulls, for their part, are also the protagonists of bullfighting shows, important to certain cultures and questioned by others because of the cruelty that is exercised towards the animal.

The oxen, the bison, the buffalo and certain species of antelopes are also part of the set of cattle.

Among the animals that belong to the bovine family but not to the bovine subfamily we can name sheep, goats, impalas and wildebeest.

There are numerous scientific studies that, together with the testimonies of thousands of vegans from birth, show us that humans do not depend on any product of animal origin for their proper development. Despite the centuries that our species has spent unfairly exploiting these living beings, turning them into true slaves in broad daylight, it does not need their milk or their meat to enjoy good health.

One of the most contradictory issues that animalists point out is that shows of pure cruelty such as bullfighting are located on a different plane from livestock, when it comes to two undeniable examples of injustice.

As a proper name, Bovino is an Italian district with 3,264 residents. It is located in the province of Foggia, belonging to the Apulia region, in the south of the country. Bovino is part of the group “the most beautiful villages in Italy”, whose promotion was carried out by the National Association of Italian Districts. In December 2013 it was also included in Banderas naranjas, promoted by the Touring Club.

In the bovine territory, which is mainly made up of hills, we can find around three thousand hectares of forest and many springs. Regarding the name, in this case it derives from the Latin Vibinum, a Samnite center that was already under the rule of Rome when the general and statesman of Cartagena Aníbal Barca settled there, in 217 BC. C., before the battle of Cannas.

The Cathedral of Bovino was built in the tenth century and held a Byzantine style, although in the second half of the eleventh century was considerably retouched to acquire one aspect consistent with Roman architecture. In the 14th century it was rebuilt, and in 1935 it underwent major restoration work. Inside we can see the tomb of Bishop Giustiniani, which dates from 1608, a baroque choir from the early 700’s and a valuable painting attributed to M. Preti entitled “San Sebastián“.