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  • It's in me!

    As a child I hunted animals and birds. It was not taught to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I saw the young boys of bushmen I recognised the exact same behaviour in myself at that age. I've fished all my life and fishing was my main drive in life outside of relationship with the opposite sex which had to fit in with the former.

  • Built to hunt

    Some people think that because we don't have claws or talons or big teeth as most other hunting species we are not naturally hunters of large prey. But Humans have just developed a different, quite specialised way of hunting which can be observed in the way our bodies have developed:
    - running on two legs is a very energy-efficient way of running, much more efficient than running on four legs we do not burn a lot of calories by simply running.
    - we can sweat and have very little hair and thus can cool our bodies while running.
    These two factors make the most natural way of hunting the chase of prey until it dies of heat-stroke, because it cannot sweat. There are only a few tribes left that hunt like this. It takes hours of chasing and is much more cruel than using a rifle. Also in the end speers are/were used to end the life of the prey. This type of hunting has shaped our bodies, even if there are hundreds of other ways we know to hunt all kinds of different prey.

  • Yes, but we're doing it wrong.

    Yes, we are natural hunters. No, we are not meant to consume the type or quantities of meat that most modern humans do. We are omnivores and while we can survive on strictly vegan diets, we are at our best with meat in moderation. Certain vitamins (B12) are only obtained through animal sources, unless chemically manufactured. HOWEVER, humans are meant to have predominantly vegan diets (hence our long intestinal tract, despite the fact that we have forward-facing eyes for hunting and canine teeth for tearing meat).
    It is not natural to stuff your face with fatty steaks and burgers 3 meals a day. Humans have hunted since our existence, but our ancestors did not have meat on a daily basis. Also look at your body's natural equipment: you can catch small animals and even digest fish (and certain other things) raw. What you can NOT do is take down an antelope like a lion does and eat half your body weight in meat every single day. If you do, don't expect to live long.
    Live in moderation.

  • How is this a debate?

    Seriously, we needed to hunt to survive. Case Closed. Its why humans have the best cardio(Actually until McDonalds came along.) of all the large mammals. We are also among the most coordinated and one of very few species that can throw with accuracy(i.E. To kill a deer with a spear).

  • How is this a debate?

    Seriously, we needed to hunt to survive. Case Closed. Its why humans have the best cardio(Actually until McDonalds came along.) of all the large mammals. We are also among the most coordinated and one of very few species that can throw with accuracy(i.E. To kill a deer with a spear).

  • How is this a debate?

    Seriously, we needed to hunt to survive. Case Closed. Its why humans have the best cardio(Actually until McDonalds came along.) of all the large mammals. We are also among the most coordinated and one of very few species that can throw with accuracy(i.E. To kill a deer with a spear).

  • How is this a debate?

    Seriously, we needed to hunt to survive. Case Closed. Its why humans have the best cardio(Actually until McDonalds came along.) of all the large mammals. We are also among the most coordinated and one of very few species that can throw with accuracy(i.E. To kill a deer with a spear).

  • Yes they are.

    Humans are natural hunters they are more of a predator than they are prey that is why we are able to build weapons and have thumbs unlike other species do. We are born to be able to hunt and take out smaller animals we are just more sophisticated than that.

  • Hunting and gathering is normal and genetic

    While some humans can learn to eat what others hunt and gather, it is normal for a select amount of people, even in civilized society, to hunt. As long as wild animal populations are out of control, it's good to hunt to encourage animal populations. Also, farmers must defend against wolves.

  • We wouldn't have survived without it being so.

    Of course we're natural hunters. It didn't take humans long to figure out that animal meat sustained them longer than just eating various plants. And it didn't take long after that for us to figure out that we could hunt more efficiently using small, pointy rocks or sticks. So yes, we're natural hunters since the beginning of our species.

  • Humans are not natural predators of large game

    Humans are not naturally hunters of large game. Humans originally most likely ate mostly plants sometimes eating insects, carrion and small animals. Hunting of large game began as tempatures began to cool forcing people to hunt large prey. Human are not physicaly designed to be predators due to are lack of claws, true cainines, or speed. Humans only became predatory after they gained enough intelligence to outsmart large prey. Humans also were never top predators as they made easy meals for larger predators. Humans are designers to be in the middle of the food chain.

  • Not any longer.

    Humans might have been natural hunters back in the day when it was for survival but that is no longer the case. If humans were left to hunting nowadays many would starve because they would have no clue where to even start. Over time, people have become spoiled by convenience stores, grocery stores, and fast food restaurants. Hunting is no longer essential or natural in our society.

  • No, humans are not natural hunters.

    I disagree, I think our upper advantage is due to our ability to have foresight. We can plan ahead and predict events/outcomes by use of science. The human body is not a very good hunting platform, in fact compared to other animals, we are very inferior in physical ability. It is our ability to create tools and to plan that makes us superior to the rest.


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