Humans used to eat pandas

2012-10-14 14:04

Beijing - A Chinese scientist says that humans used to eat pandas.

In a newspaper interview, Wei Guangbiao says prehistoric man ate the bears in what is now part of the city of Chongqing in southwest China.

Wei, the head of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology at a Chongqing museum, says many excavated panda fossils "showed that pandas were once slashed to death by man."

The Chongqing Morning Post quoted him as saying: "In primitive times, people wouldn't kill animals that were useless to them" and therefore the pandas must have been used as food.

But he says pandas were much smaller then.

Wei says wild pandas lived in Chongqing's high mountains 10 000 to 1 million years ago.

Pandas don't eat much apart from bamboo.

  • Adriaan - 2012-10-14 15:13

    Chinese people eat dogs,cats, mice,snakes and anything else that moves, that is why this report comes as no surprise.

      felix.lee.507 - 2012-10-14 19:39

      So does that make you the one that came from a lineage that ate grass, affal, ox anus, balls and all? , wore a grass sheath for underwear, shaking rocks at anything that moves? What an uneducated moron you are.

  • ant.abomb - 2012-10-14 15:31

    humans at large are the bottom dwellers of this planet, its not just a chinese thing

      felix.lee.507 - 2012-10-14 19:40

      thanks, humans have it in their nature to destroy nature. Only there are few that can refrain.

  • jane.warrington2 - 2012-10-14 15:43

    Stupid idiotic comments. Of course they ate pandas. Ancient man ate anything he could kill to survive, otherwise you wouldn't be here. Survival of the fittest. Do you think they said, when starving, "oh no, we can't eat that, it's so cute". Really moronic.

      ant.abomb - 2012-10-14 16:51

      yip, and the idiocy that lead us to overpopulate the earth back then remains today...they same drive to feed ourselves and our children in an unsustainable way.

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