Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Orleander, Jul 19, 2007.
What's wrong with yer? Are you a vegetarian?
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No, no vegetarian. Not much of a meat eater though. Are you telling me the prospect of eating that doesnt make you feel sick to your stomach ? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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you've obviously never seen tripe, liver, testicles or brain in the raw. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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btw. apologies for that huge pic..
I'm a carnivore to the core.:shrug:
no harm done, I'd already had my coffee.
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*Drops to his knees and starts begging for forgiveness*
Do whales eat the placenta????
Or does it just slowly float down.
Who wants to get hit with a falling placenta?
I found this, but i dont know how reliable it is:
"Humans are one of the few species of mammals who don't eat their placentas after birth. Seals, walrusses, whales and camels also do not. Even herbivorous mammals do this. There are studies that show that eating part or all of the placenta after birth slows down or stops post partum bleeding and significantly reduces post natal depression. In addition it contains a great deal of nurtrition that would otherwise be lost to the mother."
thank you enmos!
Its what I was wondering all along. (I'm gonna assume dolphins/porpises don't either)
I have heard of incidents of rubbing the baby or the mothers breasts with placenta in some communities in India; I am unaware of the reasoning behind it though.
No, i guess they dont either.
it revitilises the skin after birth! many women who have children, they're skin goes dry and flaky and it is said that if you rub them with the placenta the skin will becomme its usual consistency
Hmm im wondering if that would work with just blood.
i dont know i have never tried it and seeing that i cant just walk into my corner shop and say "can i have a LB of fresh plcenta please" or "can i have a pint of your freshes blood please" i dont think i'll find out
Elizabeth Bathory certainly thought it did.
I bet they do eat it.
I wonder if they sing while they are eating it.
And wouldn't it float rather than sink?
This thread title sounds like an insult. "You no good, dirty, placenta eater!" or "He had a placenta-eating grin on his face".
They left out duck billed platypuses.
The point that herbivorous animals do it shows that it is not eaten as a food but for some other purpose.
Why should camels be an exception?
Well yes, but i assumed we were talking about placentals. Otherwise whats the point ? Marsupials are as much mammals as monotremes and they dont eat their placentas either, they just resorb them.
...Subclass Prototheria (Monotremes)
...Subclass Theria (Live-bearing mammals)
......Infraclass Metatheria (Marsupials)
......Infraclass Eutheria (Placentals)
Camels, like marsupials, resorb the placenta. I dont know why that is though.
More detailed, in the Class Mammalia the exceptions to placentophagy are:
the suborder Caniformia (Walrusses, Sea lions, Eared seals, Fur seals and True seals) in the order Carnivora,
the order Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises),
the genus Camelus (Camels) in the order Artiodactyla,
the order Monotremata (Monotremes) and
the infraclass Marsupialia (Marsupials).
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