7 Most Useful Animals to Humankind

Even if you are not an animal enthusiast, you cannot but acknowledge the importance and usefulness of some animals to human existence. These animals serves us as our daily source of nutrition, source of clothing and even move us from one place to another. One can say God deliberately created these animals to be of aid to us humans.

So from cows to donkeys, here are the 7 most beneficial animals to man.


Dogs are probably the most useful animals to humans. We keep them as pets, as companions, breeds like the Rottweiler are used as guard dogs and some are used by law enforcement to sniff out lawbreakers as well as banned substances. Dogs are extremely loyal and a well trained one will never forget his owner, no wonder they’re are called “mans best friend”


Horses have been beneficial to man since the beginning of time. They have been used for transportation, as well as beasts of burden. The innovations of modern technology might have made them redundant, but their usefulness in times past cannot be understated.

Meat Animals: cows – goats – Rams – sheep – pigs

The above listed animals are a great source of protein for humans. Their various cuts are prepared with several methods to bring out the best tastes and ensure satisfaction. Asides from their meat, the skins of these animals are also used for leather bags, belts and purses. More so, Sheep in particular is also a great source of wool which humans use to make clothing.


While bees are not as friendly to humans as some of the animals on this list, they are useful in fertilising everything from grains like corn and wheat to fruits like strawberries and apples. Bees also give us sweet and healthy honey which we use for food and medicinal purposes.


Chickens are also another excellent source of meat and protein for humans and this makes up for their unalluring personalities.


Fishes are among the healthiest foods on the planet, they provide more than one billion poor people with most of their daily animal protein. Fishes also produce some by products such as fish oil, Flfish Manure and fish Glue. Unfortunately, the incessant dumping of waste in the seas threaten their existence and much need to be done to protect their habitat.


Donkey’s are the source of transportation in many parts moving humans and heavy items from one place to another. Donkeys are also uses to sire mules and also safe guard animals like Sheep and goats.

Written by Emeka Nweze

Content writer and contributor.

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