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Wow. I slept in and this thread has gone to some really weird places.
OK, J3nn, you've already admitted the hypocrisy of feeling bad about animals dying yet eating them anyway so I won't beat you over the head with that.
I really think there is an element of self righteousness involved however in saying, "Well I am a morally superior being because I at least feel bad about it. Look at me. I'm soooo evolved."
You are a predator. The sooner you accept that and live in harmony with it, the happier you will be. Fighting against your own true nature internally with every forkful of steak must be a very sad way to live.
On the other hand, perhaps the claim of eating meat is merely part of the character she is playing on this forum.
I'm an omnivore.
Eating what was available, including that which I could kill given the opportunity.
And humans did often MAKE that opportunity happen with tools and hunting practices, and much later husbandry.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
I'm going to take a wild guess and imagine that the folks having a go at people who don't hunt also do not hunt...
Strange business that.
Keep in mind that all true predators are also scavengers. Many scavenge more of their diet than they hunt. That's why the "humans aren't predators because they don't have 3" long fangs and can't kill large animals with their bare hands" argument is silly.
Just as our ancestors used to steal marrow bones and skulls from lions and leopards, so also do our cats fish through the trash. When we are at the supermarket we are behaving as scavengers, as any self-respecting predator would do when unguarded kill was lying around ready to be stolen.