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#1 Old 09-17-2013, 07:49 PM
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I thought this was an amusing way to respond to people who like to point at their canines and use them to say being vegetarian is unnatural. There are lots of crazy examples of animal canines in nature that have nothing to do with eating meat. smiley.gif

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http://freefromharm.org/photo-galleries/9-reasons-your-canine-teeth-dont-make-you-a-meat-eater/#sthash.hC8zw50p.AFCegdQ6.dpuf

I thought this was an amusing way to respond to people who like to point at their canines and use them to say being vegetarian is unnatural. There are lots of crazy examples of animal canines in nature that have nothing to do with eating meat. smiley.gif

 

Thanks for the fascinating read, WG.


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I grew up learning karate. But I did not learn it so I could go and kill animals and eat them. It was more for self-defense. So maybe animals have them for self-defense. Here is a true story. Two boxers were fighting and one of them head butted the other. Now this is illegal but he was just given a warning.

 

Now the other fighter knew that he may lose the fight because the other fighter head butted him. So he bit off a piece of his ear. He was given a warning but felt he may still lose because the other fighter head butted him. So he bit him in the other ear and he was thrown out of boxing.

 

He was a champion for years and he had beaten some opponents in less than 2 minutes. Well now Iron Mike Tyson is a vegan! You can see this if you want.

 


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I think calling ours canines is a misnomer, because they're not at all like a dog or wolf's fangs, which are long and pointed, and function to puncture and grasp. Our so called "canines" are flat, shaped more like a knife, and work to slice, to chop and even to pry open things, like nuts. They're perfect for raw carrots. Maybe they should be called machetes.


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I used to work as an interpretive naturalist  - I gave tours in a natural history museum. As part of my job interview I was handed the jawbone of a cow and asked to teach something with it. I went right into an explanation of how you could tell cows were herbivores because of the flat teeth used for grinding. The interviewer (who needed to see if I could handle being questioned) pointed to the sharp edges on some of the teeth and asked "what about these"?

 

My answer was something about tearing off bits of grass to chew. I don't remember. Got me the job though.

 

The moral of the story: the structure of the teeth can help us understand how a critter eats, but it's not a perfect indicator. Like Paul Harvey says, you need the rest of the story.


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