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what would happen to animals if we didnt eat meat?

would the grow, evolve and form collonies to kill humans?

i need some wacky ideas for a project im doing :) Thanks :)

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Tim3211
They would all live happy lives... not as described on WWW.FACTORYFARMING.COM

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They would over-populate and take any available land, followed by the complete conquering of the human-race!

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It depends on how you look at it.

If we didn't meat, there would be a number of animals initially allowed to start prospering without us as predators.
The main one of those would be Cow, Pig, and Chicken. All of these animals would 1) eventually be seen as competition for our vegetation food, as their population would rise, we would kill them or drive them away.
Other predatory creatures like Wolves and critters that would thrive from eating chickens and such would begin to over populate. Most of these animals we see as a threat to ourselves. Any creature that can kill and eat a full grown cow, can also kill and eat a human.

So yes, we would have more predators as well, killing humans. Not that it would necessarily be a problem until the population of Cows pigs and chicken started to decrease, both from and excess of predators, and an increase in food resources based on the fact that we would demand most of those same resources leaving us as the only food source for the predators in question.

Therefore... we would in the short term of say 10 years or so Have an initial increase in population of cows pigs chickens with a simultaneous decrease in vegetation followed by an increase in predatory animals that would also have an effect on human population causing retaliation and extermination of those creatures ending in a kill or be killed scenario in which either humans or predators will lose.

Assuming we survive the increased population of predatory animals, we would eventually either resort back to eating meat or evolve (long term) into creatures that probably would not have incisor teeth, be leaner and smaller in build to accommodate for the lack of protein. If the battle with predators continues for long enough throughout the evolutionary period, the positioning of eyes on the future evolved us may be more on the sides of our head to create more peripheral vision, like that of prey animals.

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Animals like cows, pigs, sheep and chickens would not exist. They are only here because we bred them from wild ancestors in order to eat them. If we'd never eaten meat, we'd never have domesticated them and they would never have lived. If we suddenly stopped eating meat, the vast majority of these animals would disappear as there would be no cause to breed them in such numbers any more (I imagine a few would still be kept as pets).

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If we didn't interfere with nature at all, it would find its own balance. The only reason why some animals multiply out of control is that humans have driven away their natural predators.

Whenever humans try to "improve" on nature, we generally make things worse. A perfect example is what happened in the Hawaiian islands. Non-native rats were accidentally brought in by ships. In an attempt to get rid of the rats they decided to introduce the mongoose. Somebody didn't do any research first, because rats are nocturnal and mongooses hunt during the day. Instead of eating the rats, the mongooses began eating the native birds, some of which are now endangered. Nature does a better job when left alone than humans do of taking care of it.

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Maybe in a few million years they could evolve brains as well-developed as ours and wipe us out as revenge for the relentless suffering they have endured at our hands for so long, it's possible.

However, this has never happened in the Earth's 4 billion year history, so chances are it never will.

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If we all eat vegetables, I reckon we would clear more land by shooting the grazing animals and we will shoot or poison the animals that are eating our vegetables. Grazing animals like cattle will be seen as pests, just as mustangs or wild horses and burros are seen as pests in many parts of the USA.

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Many of them would die because the ecology doesn't have enough food to supply all of them, also predators kill many animals. it all seems to keep in a natural balance. However, if we didn't kill and eat them, they maybe wouldn't be afraid of us, and we could have them walking up to us for a pet or two.

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