The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Well-developed Reduced to allow wide mouth gap Facial Muscles HumanHerbivoreCarnivoreComparison good side-to- side motion minimal side-to- side motion Jaw Motion
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Broad, flattened and spade shaped Short and pointed Teeth: Incisors Short and blunted Dull and short (sometimes long for defense), or none Long, sharp and curved to tear flesh Teeth: Canines HumanHerbivoreCarnivoreComparison
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Flattened Sharp Teeth: Molars Extensive chewing None; swallows food whole Chewing HumanHerbivoreCarnivoreComparison
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating HumanHerbivoreCarnivoreComparison Alkaline saliva: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes present Acidic saliva: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes not present Saliva pH 4 to 5 < pH 1 (to digest tough animal muscle, bone, etc.) Stomach Acidity with food in it
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating 10 to 11 times body length > 10 times body length 3 to 6 times body length Length of Small Intestine Long, complex Simple, short and smooth Colon HumanHerbivoreCarnivoreComparison
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Perspires through millions of skin pores No skin pores; perspires through tongue to cool body Perspiration Flattened nails Flattened nails or blunt hooves Sharp claws Nails HumanHerbivoreCarnivoreComparison
“...meat consumption in rich countries is key cause for hunger around the world.” UN Secretary General recently admitted that
16 kg grain 20 people 1 kg beef 2 people Access?
Producing one pound of beef requires 16 pounds of edible grain, which could be used to feed the hungry.” John Robbins' book “Diet for a New America”
One hundred million people could be adequately fed using the land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by a mere 10%.”
The average American consumes in a 72-year lifetime approx: 11 cattles 3 lambs and sheep 23 pigs, 45 turkeys 1,100 chickens & 862 pounds of fish! 11 cattles 3 lambs and sheep 23 pigs, 45 turkeys 1,100 chickens & 862 pounds of fish!
This may be at the cost of someone dying of malnutrition.
“If everyone adopted a vegetarian diet, current food production would theoretically feed 10 billion people, more than the projected population for the year 2050.” According to the Population Reference Bureau
Mahabharata The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; He who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; He who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste;
Mahabharata The killer does himsa by actually tying and killing the animal. all of these are to be considered meat-eaters. The killer does himsa by actually tying and killing the animal. all of these are to be considered meat-eaters.
“The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. (Bhagavad-gita 3.13)
“Human beings are provided with food grains, vegetables, fruits, and milk by the grace of the Lord, but it is the duty of the human beings to acknowledge the mercy of the Lord. Srila Prabhupada explains: As a matter of gratitude, they should feel obliged to the Lord for their supply of foodstuff, and they must first offer Him food in sacrifice and then partake the remnants.”
Nourishment of Body Nourishment of Soul Krishna Prasadam Offer Food to Krishna