Myth: "Humans Are Made to Eat Meat"
Working at peta2, we encounter a lot of misconceptions about veganism. Although sometimes these wrong ideas can be downright hilarious, we decided it was time to set the record straight. This is the first in a weekly series focused on tackling vegan myths. Be sure to share with your friends, and check back next week to see what new myth we’ve busted!
Humans are supposed to eat meat; we’re carnivores.
Those canine teeth in your mouth are made for grinding and chewing—not ripping and tearing like a true carnivore (that just makes it even more hilarious when people bring that “fact” up). That is only one of 17 differences between humans and carnivores. When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop and snack on them? If you answered “no,” you’re an herbivore. Exceptions, of course, if your mouth looks like this.
Got a question? Heard any crazy vegan myths lately? Let us know in the comments!
– Rachelle from peta2