Vegan gets shredded for asking meat eaters to hunt animals and eat them raw


A vegan Facebook user recently attracted the ire of others online after they suggested people "hunt" animals and eat them raw.

Taking to the social networking website, the unnamed person uploaded a picture of a person eating raw meat with the following caption:

If you really think this is natural, catch your prey with your bare hand & teeth and devour all the body parts raw. No cooking, no seasoning, no sausces [sic] Then tell me how you love the taste of meat.

The meme, which has been circulating on the internet for a while, didn't go down well with the vegan person's Facebook friends.

Amongst the comments, one person, called Linden Lonsdale outlined clearly why the meme's characterisation of what was and wasn't "natural" isn't correct.

He began: "The evolutionary step of eating meat rather than vegetation was what provided our ancestors with the calorific content than vegetation and provided them with the energy needed for advanced brain development [sic]".

Cooking makes it easier to eat and increases its calorific if we hadn't learned to cook and eat meat. we wouldn't be here today [sic]. 

The only reason people can survive today on a purely vegetarian or vegan diet, is because of the abundance of food which is available for us {mainly due to our step from hunter gatherers, ti farming and agriculture around 10,000 years ago).

Lonsdale concluded: "So if you want to talk what's "natural" (a term I have grown to despite [sic]), if anything eating meat (and indeed cooking it) is more "natural" than living on a purely vegetarian diet; a feat only made possible by our modern lifestyle".

Lots of Facebook users liked his comment, whilst others opted for a more light-hearted (though no less entertaining) response.

One user declared:

Challenge accepted.

Another added:

If you think eating vegetables is natural, pluck them out of the ground with your bare hands and eat them RAW.

Lonsdale's argument is rooted in science. There is a robust body of research that confirms hominids, or early humans, had an omnivorous diet made up of plants and meat.

H/T Bored Panda

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