Club Carnivore @ Vivat Bacchus

by Jeanne on September 19, 2014

in Restaurants - London

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Carnivore, noun - an animal which feeds on other animals. Herbivore, noun - an animal which feeds on plants.

The herbivores do seem to get the short end of the stick, don’t you think?  Their plant-based diet is not very energy-dense and so they have to spend almost all their time and energy wandering from plant to plant and feeding – no time for leisure activities.  And the food they eat is high in cellulose which takes forever to break down – hence the cow’s habit of chewing the cud and its multiple stomachs, some of which are merely fermenting vats to get the grass to break down into something digestible.  Nice.  Oh yes – and they are hunted and eaten by any passing carnivore.  Carnivores on the other hand are the ones who get to swagger around the savannah and the jungle, in glorious fur coats, all glinting tooth and beady eye.  The meat that they eat is energy-dense, so once they have eaten they have plenty of time to relax, play and sleep until they need to go in search of the next meal. Not much preys on them (other than humans), which may account for the swagger. All in all, I would say carnivores have more fun. Click here for a full portion →

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