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Originally posted by Johnmike
Then where would we get Vitamin B12 from?
Vegan diets are notoriously deficient. You can generally be healthy if you eat eggs and drink milk, but that's about it.
Originally posted by Disney
If it's a circle of life and it's okay to kill when you really don't have to, would you surely not mind go to the country, kill some pig or chicken causing it miserable pain, and then eat it, while you have PLENTY other possibilities to feed yourself and not kill any animal.
Originally posted by HimWhoHathAnEar
This is a 'luxury' argument. When you get hungry you're gonna eat whatever you can get your hands on. We haven't been there for a long time in the Western World but that may be changing as inflation continues to gain momentum.
Maybe when times get tough I can start a thread about the Grossest thing I ate last week to stay alive. Oh, that's right, I won't have the luxury of a computer and internet then. Oh well, guess we'll just keep musing about the 'best' diet while we can.
Originally posted by Trash can
BTW: That amazing chart of yours seems to me like a fake humans have carnivore qualities and this chart just overlooks them it seems forced you know what I mean?
Originally posted by Kaimosae
I just wanted say that most primates are omnivorous...but they eat insects...not vertebrates. The only apes that eat meat are the chimpanzee and bonobo, but bonobos are not as active in hunting as the chimp. Even then, meat only makes up 3% of the chimps diet. Gorillas and Orangutans DO NOT eat meat. They are soley vegetarian.
Fruit makes up 65% of the orangutan diet. Fruits with sugary or fatty pulp are favored. The fruit of fig trees are also commonly eaten since it is easy to both harvest and digest. Other food items include: young leaves, shoots, seeds and bark. Insects and bird eggs are also included.
We don't have prominent canines because we simply don't need them. We use tools to kill prey, not our teeth...like predators. "Cavemen" killed animals mostly because of the region they were in. Not all plants can grow in cold ass weather...therefore not enough food to eat. The only option to survive is killing animals.
Having a large meat diet is not healthy. Period. Do your own research ppl.