Carnivorous Dinosaurs? Not So Much

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Those of us who enjoy the benefits of a green, healthy, and humane vegan diet may be tempted to think of people who still eat meat as dinosaurs, but besides being rude to our fellow man (after all, most of us used to eat meat), we may be slandering real dinosaurs by clinging to such attitudes.

Researchers at Chicago’s Field Museum have theorized that many theropods—members of a family of dinosaurs that included legendary predators such as Tyrannosaurus rex and the velociraptors—were vegetarians. This comes on the heels of findings that contradict the previously held notion that large carnivorous dinosaurs roamed Australia during the Cretaceous Period.

Not only is this fascinating, it also has practical uses—if your dino-loving kids balk at eating salads, just tell them it’s the dinosaur way to dine!

Written by Jeff Mackey

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