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I don't think Carnivore starvation is going to be as common in E:tB, primarily because of the 'free' species players get on their turns that they can toss to their Carnivores to prop them up while waiting to draw the right Traits to tuck into an opponent's juicy Fertile cattle species.
I'm not sure if this is correct. We regularly let our free species starve (if we don't eat them ourselves) just to make sure we don't help feed our opponents. We've had several head to head games where one player triple protects a species and just gets 2 food a turn (saving all of their cards and letting their free species die) to kill off their opponent's over populated Carnivore.