Re: Extropians and animal rights
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 08:40:10 -0700

Ian writes:
>Also, most primates aren't carnivores, and
>as I recall, if they eat any flesh it's less
>than 10% of their diet (the great apes are
>strict vegetarians), and so the idea of a
>human "hunting instinct" seems debatable.

Actually, chimps will enthusiastically eat meat when the opportunity presents itself. They've even been known (very occasionally) to stalk and kill small animals for food. The other great apes do seem to be strict vegetarians, though.