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David A
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Thought I'd share this here. This link --> https://twitter.com/TetZoo/status/777803170529542144/photo/1
from Darren Naish's Twitter feed today. The entire conversation, beyond the initial post is pretty good.

For those who aren't familiar with him, here's a link to the wiki page on him --> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Naish

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***edit: put the pic in spoilers, per request
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Could you put the picture in spoilers? It's... a little bit disturbing.

And he's... kinda correct? Most animals, when faced with death (or in this cow's case, calcium deficiency or another type of nutrient deficiency) or eating meat, even mostly herbivorous creatures, will instead chose to eat meat. Deer do it, mice do it, etc.

But to say that there are none is a pretty widely stretched argument (that I think is mostly exaggeration on his part).

But it is an interesting idea and concept.
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Rimewisp wrote:
Could you put the picture in spoilers? It's... a little bit disturbing.
I don’t think it is more disturbing than if it were a lioness instead of a cow.
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I hear what you're saying Will, but this guy is well established and has a great pedigree. I actually follow many scientists (especially those associated with now extinct life) over there on the Twitter and there are often many interesting conversations.
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there is a cow in India that eats upto 48 chickens a month - I assume local farmers can't do anything to stop it on account of it being a holy animal. google "cow eating chicken" for a video
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Technically ruminants (like cows) gain much of their nutrition by digesting microbes that live in their rumen.
So yeah, they do eat (single celled) animals, kinda. :-)
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beri2 wrote:
Rimewisp wrote:
Could you put the picture in spoilers? It's... a little bit disturbing.
I don’t think it is more disturbing than if it were a lioness instead of a cow.


And I'd ask that to be put in spoilers as well. It's less what's doing the eating and more the rabbit.

I appreciate the OP doing it though, thank you very much.

Thud105 wrote:
I hear what you're saying Will, but this guy is well established and has a great pedigree. I actually follow many scientists (especially those associated with now extinct life) over there on the Twitter and there are often many interesting conversations.


And ya, no, it is a -really- interesting conversation and one that really turns a lot of our ideas and preconceived notions about the natural world on their head. I had never thought about it before and am really glad you posted this so I could!
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Rimewisp wrote:
But to say that there are none is a pretty widely stretched argument (that I think is mostly exaggeration on his part).


I have to agree. I was diggin' it up to the point that koalas were said to count because they inadvertently eat bugs hanging out on the eucalyptus leaves. I won't argue the main point, but there's always seems to be a niggling exception that wrecks every awesome generalization.
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Rimewisp wrote:
Most animals, when faced with death


Or consumer demand for cheap meat. : http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2003-06-09-beef-c...

Parts is parts and protein is protein! whistle

Anyway, thanks for the link. I found it odd that the game doesn't make as much of a distinction between herbivores and scavengers, as it does carnivores.

 
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