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    ... that every other type of animal (or the vast vast majority) all have the same body make up.

    You google a picture of a lion, and the lions you see first hand look exactly the same. The body fat levels are almost exactly the same. Same goes for giraffes, cows, pigs, sheep...

    They may change in size, they may change in breed but they fit the text book image almost perfectly. The ratios for their particular animal (or breed) are met.

    The only animals that don't fit the textbook to that extent are humans and the animals that humans keep as pets. Most people look after their cats, dogs and hamsters relatively well, so there aren't too many overweight pets. But there are still more overweight cats and dogs than other animals.

    Then when you get to humans, half of us don't fit the textbook image of a human in natural/peak condition.
    It says something about the way that we eat and operate, doesn't it? It says something about our lifestyles as a species. You could argue that the more we interfere with food and lifestyle, the further away an animal gets from its natural state.

    50 years ago people would have fit the 'textbook image' more than they do today. And it's only getting worse. More so in Western Society than anywhere else.
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    It's because animals in the wild don't have access to fast food.

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    (Original post by Illegal Algebra)
    It's because animals in the wild don't have access to fast food.

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    Indeed. Though it doesn't begin and end at fast food.
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    Yes indeed why are you on TSR at 6am mate

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    Wild animals have strict natural selection laws to adhere to. One step out of line, and they die in childhood. Humans and pets, not so much.

    I'm not sure whether you're just talking about body fat% as a stand alone, but even in the wild you get animals that a visibly more muscular, have different face shapes, different body shapes than the others. We're just trained for pointing out the difference better in humans, not them.
 
 
 
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