Men love to propagate the myth that humans are carnivorous by nature. Man-food is almost always associated with MEAT, MEAT, and MORE MEAT! Some have put out scathing critiques of vegetarian lifestyles, and most people cannot imagine life without meat. Humans at some point in our evolution figured out how to hunt and use fire efficiently enough and cook food thoroughly enough to make meat a fundamental supplement to the human diet, but all of those tasks point directly to our brain’s unique creativity, not our physiological disposition to consume flesh.
Case in point, let’s look at shock-and-awe YouTube celebrity Louis Cole, a shaggy-haired 28-year-old living in Roehampton, south west London. Louis started a video channel called Food for Louis, where he eats some of the most disgusting Fear Factor-esque concoctions. From eating live cockroaches to chugging down another person’s regurgitation, Louis’ extreme habit has paid-off, earning him international fame and over 90,000 subscribers.
But what caught Frugivore’s attention was his latest video, where he eats Roadkill in the form of a bunny rabbit. No one knows if the rabbit was placed there by Louis’ crew, but whatever the case, Bugs Bunny was clearly in rigor-mortis. So let’s dig in with Louis and see if humans are true carnivores.
Interestingly, you can see Louis tries his hardest to break through the rabbit’s fur and tough skin; it takes a monumental effort. He actually bites the other side of his lip before he cracks the rabbit’s casing. Humans just don’t have the teeth to eat an animal raw … sorry folks. Additionally, can you imagine having to go through all this work to eat this small mammal; now imagine trying to kill and eat a cow or pig, raw … please, there is no way.
Not only is Louis’ attempt to eat this rabbit gross, but it is seemingly proof that we are NOT carnivores. Lions, tigers, bears, and all other true omnivores and carnivores still love dining on the warm blood and muscle from a kill, but our human sensibilities will not allow for such carnage. I’m not saying that we cannot eat or thrive on a meat-centered diet, but this should show us how humanized our meat consumption is compared to other animals (although most of our production processes are sociopathic).
It appears we are Frugivores after all!