mr.trooper wrote:why dont you just let your cat or ferret loose to hunt, and then take 1/2 of its kill for yourself?
Dude, I'll let you
try to take some food out of my dogs' mouths after they've killed it...
Actually the pit bulls and the chow mix would probably share. The Jack Russell has actually brought small dead snakes to me as a present, but that's because he doesn't like the taste. Of the three, the only one that ever bit me was the Jack Russell. I was driving along, sharing a pack of beef jerky with him (he sits in the passenger seat.) I ate a piece, he ate a piece, I ate a piece - we took turns until there was no more beef jerky. Then he tried to eat the plastic bag and I said "No, you'll choke on that" and tried to pull the bag out of his mouth. I thought I'd lost a finger.
So I guess my point is, the dog would eat me
if it came down to it.
And I'm really sort of OK with the idea of cannibalism in a survival situation - I mean, if we crash in the Andies and I don't
survive the crash, you know, I give you permission to chow down on my flesh - it would hurt my feelings if you'd rather starve to death than eat me. So, no guilt, I already said you could do it to stay alive. I just don't like the idea of being killed off
or allowed to die a preventable death for the purpose of cannibalism. Nor do I like the idea of routinely
eating human flesh, because it's unhealthy and tends to concentrate parasites and prion - based diseases.