posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 08:46 PM
We have the brains we have now because we eat meat. It may not be strictly necessary, but we are evolved to eat it. As well as lots of other things.
We are omnivores. It's one of the things that drove us towards bipedalism as well. We were originally scavengers of meat, off the kills of larger
animals. We needed to see over the grass to look for predators while traveling on the ground.
At any rate, if an animal in the zoo died of goring by another animal, or something other than a disease, then I don't see the harm in eating it.
Though it would probably better be used feeding some of its natural predators as part of an enrichment program.