hunting is harder than foraging

Keith Farnish Some indigenous cultures, particularly those ranging in sparsely foliated areas, have a higher proportion of meat in their diet, but others are largely “vegan” for want of a better term, as dictated by the availability of food. Hunting is harder, in general, than foraging, in acquisition and processing, so humans will always favour the food source that requires minimum effort, excepting ceremonial items. Morality is irrelevant, as the civilised idea of “moral” is based on “wants” rather than needs, and thus has little meaning in non-civilised cultures.


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