Why do animals eat plants and not food like human beings

234567890
Asked Dec 30, 2009
Plants are food we eat lettuce and thats a plant we eat sunflower seeds and thats a plant part
Well most animals like human food, more than plants even. Like bears for example. When a bear eats human food, that bear has to be put down, because it will refuse to fend for itself any longer, and will immediately go straight for any human food it smells, thus not only creating danger for humans, but putting itself in danger too. The thing is, people know how to create food. We grow crops, mill grain, milk cows, cook with fire, and animals just don't know how to do these things (and much MUCH more). Most animals eat what is most accessible to them. For example, did you know Pandas are actually carnivores? They're just very very slow, and bamboo is the thing that is most abundant around them, so that's what they eat. They're not even omnivores, they just eat the bamboo because it's there, and it's nutritious. Furthermore, the bamboo shoots usually have water in them, saving pandas a trip to a river or such to drink. Not to mention there are commonly small animals such as rats inside some of the shoots, thus the pandas get some delicious delicious meat. When a panda comes across a deer or some other form of prey, they will pursue, however, as I said, they're very very slow, so they don't get their prey all the time. The point is, animals eat what they can.
Oni_Kami
Answered Dec 30, 2009
In addition to Oni_Kami's excellent answer, they aren't allowed in the supermarket. :-)
Rob
Answered Jul 12, 2010
They can't cook food so they eat things as they are - plants, animals, insects. A better question is why do humans cook instead of cultivating fruit orchards and eating fruits as they are supposed to?
MohitMago
Answered Apr 18, 2013
They don't know cooking and their digestive system are made to digest raw food
emileljanson
Answered May 23, 2017
why is jut not more than????it so ovious........well done if your answer is correct....but im not sure that ur answer is correct......!!!!!!
rejine
Answered Aug 16, 2010
The assumption in the question isn't correct either. Some animals eat plants but some are carnivorous. Same is true with humans.
Rob Aug 16, 2010

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