Why Don’t We Eat Carnivores?

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Humans eat a lot of different animals, but almost none of them are carnivores – why?

To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– Biomagnification: the process by which substances (usually harmful ones) in the natural environment gradually increase in concentration along the food chain
– Trophic level: A level or position in a food chain, a food web, or an ecological pyramid.
– Herbivore: an organism that mostly feeds on plants
– Omnivore: an organism that feeds on plants and animals
– Carnivore: an organism that eats exclusively – or almost exclusively – animals.

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