If you want the exotic adventure of eating strange meats, then try a hot dog or a hamburger. They throw every scrap in their that they can’t sell as a steak or a chop! Dead Monkey, is it a Freudian slip that you slipped that story onto this forum?
Chimps are so like humans, this is supporting bad poachers’ behaviors, for what? Why would you want to eat our great ape cousins when eating us is disgusting cannibalism? If killing us is murder, than killing great apes for sport or food is what?
I agree with JITP’s comment, but it does bring us back to the posts by our new vegan member, BFH. Where do we draw the line between us and them? If it bothers us to eat primates, why not be upset at eating mammals? Next, should we eat warm blooded animals, or verrtebrates?
Or what about the guy who used to give his neighbors deer meat from his hunting trips, then was finally arrested as a serial killer and said he had never killed a deer in his life?
About drawing lines and cherry-picking species… I pick humans, of course. And I’m willing to expand that out to the Great Apes. Occam proposes expanding it further, as I alluded to in the Red Meat thread, yeah people can cherry-pick this or that species, some in the USA like to cherry pick dogs while Koreans don’t, some in the USA cherry-pick horses while others don’t, I’m willing to cherry-pick the great apes and others. Because I am cherry-picking I have little hope of convincing others.
I won’t eat Slimehead (Orange roughy) because it is so long-lived, I think it is disgusting to eat a species like that, they live longer than we do! I don’t want to eat the long-lived ones. But in my eating plan the small sort lived ones, lower on the food chain get the short end of the stick.
In the end though, about the Great Apes, if you people are willing to favor (cherry-pick) humans, and the Great Apes are proving to be so very much like us in brain and body, then can’t you take the small step of also favoring them to be excluded from our food chain? It is easy to do since in the USA we do not include them in the food chain anyway.