Disproving Human Omnivore Theory
The Burden of Proof Since caging, torture & butchering are all required for meat, dairy & egg production, it's on the meat eater to "prove beyond a reasonable doubt", that we are omnivores and cooked-burnt meat (example: burger, hotdog, bacon, fried chicken, steak, roast beef etc), dairy and eggs are required for good human health. Stories, opinions and subjective interpretation of evolution and history is not "Proof". In fact, there is a mountain of evidence that eating meat, dairy and egg is unhealthy.
1. We can eat raw meat (sushi) therefore
we are omnivores
Yes we can and so can herbivores. Therefore that is not a unique omnivore feature. Cows in the industrial nations have been fed none vegan protein diet composed of fish pellets, slaughter house waste products (government site study) etc. Here is a video of a cow eating a live raw chicken. My cats eat grass and canned cat food has rice and other vegetables inside and they love it.
2. Eye Position Carnivores and omnivores have their eyes in the front of their face (not on the side) for hunting prey. Since our eyes are in the front of our face, we are omnivores.
Response: All primates have their eyes in the front of their face. Here are some pictures of herbivore monkey faces.
3. We lost our long sharp canine teeth during evolution after we INVENTED FIRE and learned to cook (burn meat).
a) If before invention of fire our ancestors (like other omnivores) had long sharp canine teeth to naturally and effortlessly kill and eat raw meat, then why did they invent fire to burn (cook) the meat ? Burning destroys most nutrients in raw meat and it would make no sense for them to cook meat if they could eat it raw. Therefore this theory proves the reverse - that our ancestors could not eat raw meat and were herbivores.
b) Starting a fire - most brilliant discovery! Human must have had a fully-developed brain to invent such a feat and to be able to pass it on to the next generation. It's not easy to start a fire without modern tools (matches, lighters, etc). Fire was probably first used for heating during winter and many thousands of years later used for cooking protein rich plants (potato, rice, bread, corn) and meat. Boiling water requires a waterproof metal pan (otherwise it will ignite).
c) Paper (similar to dry leaves) ignites at ~450 degrees Fahrenheit. Discovering how to start a fire is not easy especially for our ancestors approx. 500,000 years ago. Meat eaters claim that eating cooked-burnt meat increased our ancestor's brain and before that they had small underdeveloped brains. But harnessing fire, communicating the knowledge through language to others and making it available for individual use (in homes for cooking) requires "brain power". 500K years ago our ancestors must have been highly intelligent to able to start fire (create extreme high temperatures). Human evolution goes back 25 million years - fifty times longer time period than 500,000. 98% of our evolution occurred before use of fire. What did we eat before that ? We ate raw. The only foods (even today) we can eat raw in excess (without getting ill) are fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
4. But plants feel pain too ! Plants don't feel pain because they have no brain and no central nervous system. Pain is not useful to them because they can't move to avoid it.
But even if they did feel pain:
1. It takes up to 13 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat, and even fish on fish farms must be fed up to 5 pounds of wild-caught fish to produce 1 pound of farmed fish flesh. Therefore being a Vegan saves on suffering of plants more than 13 fold.
2. If Plants can feel Pain, ….
so can pieces of meat, egg and milk
They scream in agonizing pain on the grill, in the oven or whenever exposed to extreme heat or cold (in the freezer). Eat RAW. Stop Torture.
one can prove a negative (for example stones don't feel pain, or
Santa Claus is not real). The burden of proof is on you to prove plants
feel pain - not on herbivores.
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