Thursday, July 23, 2009

Humans: Natural Carnivores???

For years, I have heard people try and convince others and themselves that humans were naturally made to eat meat. I have been reading a lot on the internet lately that refutes that claim. The fact that we lack the built in tools to be a carnivore is a strong argument that we were meant to be vegans. Without hand made tools, we have a very hard time killing another being with our bare hands. Even if we could, we're too big and slow to actually catch anything other than a sloth, and they'd rip us to shreds if we tried.

We also lack the mindset to be true carnivores. We, unless insane, no not have the instinct to rip apart an animal with our bare hands and our teeth. Those who 'hunt' now get off on the thrill of the chase and usually kill their 'prey' from a distance and most all feel squeamish if they have to 'finish off' the job with a knife because the bullet didn't quite do it. I'm willing to bet there are not a lot of hunters out there who pounce on their kill, rip it open with claws and teeth and eat the flesh warm and raw.

There's one article in particular that I came across. Scientifically-Credible Information on Vegan and Vegetarian Diets by Lauri Forti provides awesome insight and scientific details about us not being meant to be meat eaters.

The article can be found here and is a great read. Please find the time to check it out and share it with others.

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