it's hard to phrase, but in the "wild", how do predators (either man or animal) eat their prey. in a blog about bone marrow, sisson states that the order is marrow, liver, kidney's heart, muscle meat... leaving out all sorts of parts such as the other glands, testes, sweetbreads, brain, etc as well as intestines. where can i see some good info on this?
Keep in mind, the order of which is consumed would be in line with the greater amount of energy gained though consumption with the least expended through the process. It would depend on which animal is eating which.
I know killer whales typically eat the tongue first and then the lips. Sometimes they only eat that...
Brown bears eat their prey alive and don't have a pattern of consumption.
There is LOTS of info on wikipedia, like this page on wolves (heart, liver, lungs and stomach lining.).
It's interesting because we think of wild predators (and hunter-gatherers) as only killing what they need and using everything, but if they did that there would be nothing for the scavengers.
there's a couple links here http://paleohacks.com/questions/19635/organ-eating-pattern-of-wild-animals#axzz1V7A46ZGr
To the devil goes the hindmost.
It all depends where you are in the pecking order. The fearless hero got the heart, probably, just as a matter of ritual. The slaves got the chitlins. Between those two, it would change day-to-day, case-by-case, I bet.
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