November 21 – domestic

November 21, 2019 =========

☆  domestic 国産の


I have a feeling that the Japanese translation is not quite right, today.

When we talk about domestic animals, we don’t mean animals that are from that country. For example, in Australia, we have koalas, kangaroos, and dingoes, but they are not domestic Australian animals. This is not the correct use of domestic. To describe that situation, you would say that koalas, kangaroos, and dingoes are native Australian animals, not domestic animals.

A domestic animal is one that is not wild, and is either kept on a farm to produce food, such as pigs and cows. Or, they are kept at a home as a pet, by their owner. So, I wonder if the correct translation for today should be 家畜. Is that right?