Jeffery Mays at Novare Textbooks recently wrote a blog series addressing issues that come up when teaching children about certain aspects of nature. The last post in the series puts some rather unique ideas out there that I thought people might have fun discussing. Basically, he asserts that humans were given plants to eat until Genesis 9, when they were given animals. The only thing forbidden was cannibalism. Until Jesus comes along and basically shocks everyone by suggesting that ultimate nourishment is found in eating his flesh and drinking his blood. Mays concludes that animal predation and even cannibalism for nourishment is not evil, but actually a mirror of sacramental nourishment.