What if animals were obese?

April 30, 2008 3:55am CST
Prompted by my new avatar... what about obesity in animals. Is this was a giraffe would look like on a McDiet? How, when it happens so frequently to us, do animals not fall into our trap... lol
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@jamie08 (430)
• United States
30 Apr 08
i have a weenie dog and he is obese! like seriously... his tummy drags the ground and we try and try and try to make him loose weight. we have him on a diet but it just seems like he is staying the same!!! so i do think animals can become obese... my dogs tummy drags the ground... i feel bad for him. we adopted him and that is how we got him he is so old though.
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30 Apr 08
aww dear poor thing. I actually hadn't considered domestic animals, but that is a point. I've seen many fat cats in my time. But then like mark said that's due to us humans - what is it that stops animals maing themselves fat... why is it that their food preferences are so healthy...? random thoughts here today
@jamie08 (430)
• United States
30 Apr 08
lol i understand the random thoughts. I have those allt he time.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
30 Apr 08
I actually don't think it's uncommon for domesticated pets to become quite obese (at least in comparison to their "intended" size/weight), by us applying similar feeding habits to them of our own. I know some people feed their pets large meals every time they eat, which is quite detrimental to the metabolic/digestive systems of over creatures. It would be a serious issue if animals in the wild began to become obese on their own, though. That's some sci-fi plot right there =P
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30 Apr 08
lol you planning on writing a script for it?
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
30 Apr 08
Haha, You never know =D We'll see. Although I'd likely get stuck on it and abandon it forever =P