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Today, animals like cats and dogs are part of our family. Larger mammals like cows, horses, pigs and goats have also been tamed and domesticated. We often develop a close bond with our pets and their presence seems to have a calming effect on our behavior. But these were all once wild animals that in nature would never allow the close approach of a human. Tonight’s guest on Inquiry MEG DALEY OLMERT, writer and documentarian, has for many years now been trying to unravel the mystery of the human-animal relationship and how it evolved over the millennia. She believes part of the answer lies in the hormone Oxytocin, a powerful chemical produced in all mammals. But this is only the beginning of the story. If you are a pet owner, be sure to tune in tonight to find out more. Olmert’s book is titled MADE FOR EACH OTHER: THE BIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND.