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13th Aug '16 11:59:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* Diego in ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' often has to help a prey animal evade a predator (the reasons aren't specified) though he's also helped predators to live, and has no qualms about anyone [[NoCartoonFish eating fish]]. In one episode, he helps a llama outrun a puma until he realizes that he personally knows the puma, and it's a ''"nice"'' putma who only wanted to borrow a book. The prey animals are always described as being "afraid of" their predators, but the idea of animals actually ''eating'' each other never comes up.

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* Diego in ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' often has to help a prey animal evade a predator (the reasons aren't specified) though he's also helped predators to live, and has no qualms about anyone [[NoCartoonFish eating fish]]. In one episode, he helps a llama outrun a puma until he realizes that he personally knows the puma, and it's a ''"nice"'' putma puma who only wanted to borrow a book. The prey animals are always described as being "afraid of" their predators, but the idea of animals actually ''eating'' each other never comes up.
1st Aug '16 6:54:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AquaTeenHungerForce Dr. Weird]] takes this trope to it's (il)logical conclusion.

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* [[AquaTeenHungerForce ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' Dr. Weird]] Weird takes this trope to it's (il)logical conclusion.
22nd Jul '16 2:00:55 AM Hanz
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' takes place in a world populated by humans and PettingZooPeople. One episode shows a chicken farmer who is himself a chicken, and his livestock are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xytsouUYo just as anthropomorphic]] as himself, but as he explains they are injected with hormones at birth that make them stupid.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' takes place in a world populated by humans and PettingZooPeople. One episode shows a chicken farmer who is himself a chicken, and his livestock are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xytsouUYo just as anthropomorphic]] as himself, but as he explains they are injected with hormones at birth that make them stupid. In a previous episode, a cow waitress was shown angrily serving steak to a customer.
27th Jun '16 5:58:09 PM zarpaulus
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' takes place in a world populated by humans and PettingZooPeople. One episode shows a chicken farmer who is himself a chicken, and his livestock are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xytsouUYo just as anthropomorphic]] as himself, but as he explains they are injected with hormones at birth that make them stupid.
11th Apr '16 12:08:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* 'WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':

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* 'WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
11th Apr '16 12:00:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''TheFlintstones'' has a weird case with their animal appliances. The animals talk and are apparently sentient. There's also non-intelligent animals as well, though, such as Dino.
** In a strange ''Flintstones'' episode called "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", Fred and Barney hunt a Snorkasaurus who turns out to be intelligent and able to speak. Wilma and Betty befriend the creature, who becomes the Flintstones' servant. Wilma refers to the Snorkasaurus as "Dino". Previous episodes had already established the Flintstones pet, Dino, who looks very similar to[[note]]and in several episodes is specifically referred to as a snorkasaurus[[/note]] the talking Snorkasaurus Dino that most viewers are familiar with.
* Subverted very nastily in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': The gang spends the episode hung up on the moral quandary of eating hamburgers and other foods made of meat (all the major characters are animals). In the end, they resolved to simply become vegetarians. This works out fine until Buster sits down to eat a carrot. The carrot suddenly sprouts a face and limbs and begs not to be eaten. Buster, realizing there's no way to win here, just sighs and eats the carrot anyway. Herbivore Confusion anyone?

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* ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has a weird case with their animal appliances. The animals talk and are apparently sentient. There's also non-intelligent animals as well, though, such as Dino.
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Dino. In a strange ''Flintstones'' episode called "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", Fred and Barney hunt a Snorkasaurus who turns out to be intelligent and able to speak. Wilma and Betty befriend the creature, who becomes the Flintstones' servant. Wilma refers to the Snorkasaurus as "Dino". Previous episodes had already established the Flintstones pet, Dino, who looks very similar to[[note]]and in several episodes is specifically referred to as a snorkasaurus[[/note]] the talking Snorkasaurus Dino that most viewers are familiar with.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
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Subverted very nastily in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': episode: The gang spends the episode hung up on the moral quandary of eating hamburgers and other foods made of meat (all the major characters are animals). In the end, they resolved to simply become vegetarians. This works out fine until Buster sits down to eat a carrot. The carrot suddenly sprouts a face and limbs and begs not to be eaten. Buster, realizing there's no way to win here, just sighs and eats the carrot anyway. Herbivore Confusion anyone?



* Overcome in ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' by the Oath of Mutual Protection, where the animals promise not to attack each other, bully or eat each other during their journey to White Deer Park.
** However what happened before and after they got there is depicted as a brutal fact of life; in the cartoon series when we first meet the leader of the group, Fox, he is asked a question by a group including a rabbit and has to put down a dead rabbit he is carrying in his mouth before he can answer. And when they get to White Deer Park, whilst the Farthing Wood animals continue to uphold the Oath amongst one another, the other animals of White Deer Park are not bound by the Oath and as such many of the smaller Farthing Wood animals are killed and eaten during the series.
*** And, as Adder is quick to point out, the Oath doesn't apply to ''eating'' the animals of White Deer Park either.

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* Overcome in ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' by the Oath of Mutual Protection, where the animals promise not to attack each other, bully or eat each other during their journey to White Deer Park.
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Park. However what happened before and after they got there is depicted as a brutal fact of life; in the cartoon series when we first meet the leader of the group, Fox, he is asked a question by a group including a rabbit and has to put down a dead rabbit he is carrying in his mouth before he can answer. And when they get to White Deer Park, whilst the Farthing Wood animals continue to uphold the Oath amongst one another, the other animals of White Deer Park are not bound by the Oath and as such many of the smaller Farthing Wood animals are killed and eaten during the series.
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series. And, as Adder is quick to point out, the Oath doesn't apply to ''eating'' the animals of White Deer Park either.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Problem With Popplers" addresses this several times. First, there's a bunch of hippies trying to enforce vegetarianism. Leela points out eating meat is a part of nature, and the hippies point to a lion they taught to eat tofu. It's sickly and looks like it'll fall over dead at any second. Also the main characters casually bring up a few animals they eat in the future that are not usually thought of as food here in the present, such as parrots.
** The real [[{{Pun}} meat]] of the episode however focuses on popplers, which resemble popcorn chicken, and are portrayed as absolutely delicious. Everybody happily devours the things until one hatches, and they realize that popplers are the eggs of the Omicronian people.
*** "When my species grows up, we eat our moms!"

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* 'WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Problem With Popplers" addresses this several times. First, there's a bunch of hippies trying to enforce vegetarianism. Leela points out eating meat is a part of nature, and the hippies point to a lion they taught to eat tofu. It's sickly and looks like it'll fall over dead at any second. Also the main characters casually bring up a few animals they eat in the future that are not usually thought of as food here in the present, such as parrots.
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parrots. The real [[{{Pun}} meat]] of the episode however focuses on popplers, which resemble popcorn chicken, and are portrayed as absolutely delicious. Everybody happily devours the things until one hatches, and they realize that popplers are the eggs of the Omicronian people.
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people. "When my species grows up, we eat our moms!"



* Interpersonal relationships in some children's series sometimes get a little... odd... if adults think about them too long. For instance ''{{Franklin}}'', where the cute turtle and goose and rabbit are bestest buddies with the equally cute bear and fox, or ''Literature/LittleBear'' (see below), in which the titular hero hangs out with a duck and a chicken...and a cat, and an owl. (Also a human girl, but that's a [[FurryConfusion whole 'nother story]]...)
** While the characters are anthropomorphic to an extreme, it's still rather odd to realize that, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Sue Ellen, a cat, is taught by Ratburn, a rat. But they seem to get along just fine.
* The excellent ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLpT1soJGxs "Birds Anonymous"]] may be the earliest example of the "predators can just quit eating animals" trope. Sylvester joined the titular group, then suffered hard while going {{cold turkeys| are everywhere}} due to lack of bird flesh. In the end, the president of Birds Anonymous ends up chasing Tweety as well.

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* Interpersonal relationships in some children's series sometimes get a little... odd... if adults think about them too long. For instance ''{{Franklin}}'', ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'', where the cute turtle and goose and rabbit are bestest buddies with the equally cute bear and fox, or ''Literature/LittleBear'' (see below), in which the titular hero hangs out with a duck and a chicken...and a cat, and an owl. (Also a human girl, but that's a [[FurryConfusion whole 'nother story]]...)
** * While the characters are anthropomorphic to an extreme, it's still rather odd to realize that, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Sue Ellen, a cat, is taught by Ratburn, a rat. But they seem to get along just fine.
fine. Sue Ellen even becomes vegetarian several seasons in.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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The excellent ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLpT1soJGxs "Birds Anonymous"]] may be the earliest example of the "predators can just quit eating animals" trope. Sylvester joined the titular group, then suffered hard while going {{cold turkeys| are everywhere}} due to lack of bird flesh. In the end, the president of Birds Anonymous ends up chasing Tweety as well.



** Even though WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck are sapient, humanoid animals, a massive chunk of their cartoons involves [[FridgeHorror people trying to murder and/or eat them]]. They don't usually succeed, but it's still disturbing when one thinks about it, and it makes one wonder why this aspect of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes mythos hasn't been deconstructed yet.
*** In Daffy's debut, "Porky's Duck Hunt", Daffy is closer to a TalkingAnimal as opposed to Porky being a FunnyAnimal. Daffy went through an AnthropomorphicShift later on, but WB directors still did cartoons where Porky was out to hunt Daffy for food in spite of them both being Funny Animals.
* Speaking of, in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "Sunday Night Slice" Bugs and friends go to a BBQ restaurant after their favorite pizzeria closes. Daffy orders pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, which offends Porky, but he doesn't catch on when Daffy points out that Porky himself eats pepperoni.
** Later in the episode, Porky actually finds out the truth about pepperoni and is horrified...but still has a hard time ordering plain pizza.
* ''BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' handles this in a surprisingly brutal way for a Disney TV series. While predators are usually handled as villains, not all of them are entirely bad. Some are just annoying or indeed just doing what they were born to do. Even more startling is that some of them actually '''succeed'''. In a particular unexpected example, a rodent family is eaten by a crocodile in a slightly {{anvilicious}} {{aesop}} - but it's still played for ''laughs''.

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** Even though WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck are sapient, humanoid animals, a massive chunk of their cartoons involves [[FridgeHorror people trying to murder and/or eat them]]. They don't usually succeed, but it's still disturbing when one thinks about it, and it makes one wonder why this aspect of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes mythos hasn't been deconstructed yet.
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yet. In Daffy's debut, "Porky's Duck Hunt", Daffy is closer to a TalkingAnimal as opposed to Porky being a FunnyAnimal. Daffy went through an AnthropomorphicShift later on, but WB directors still did cartoons where Porky was out to hunt Daffy for food in spite of them both being Funny Animals.
* Speaking of, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'':
** In
the ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "Sunday Night Slice" Bugs and friends go to a BBQ restaurant after their favorite pizzeria closes. Daffy orders pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, which offends Porky, but he doesn't catch on when Daffy points out that Porky himself eats pepperoni.
** Later in the episode, Porky actually finds out the truth about pepperoni and is horrified... but still has a hard time ordering plain pizza.
* ''BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' handles this in a surprisingly brutal way for a Disney TV Creator/DisneyChannel series. While predators are usually handled as villains, not all of them are entirely bad. Some are just annoying or indeed just doing what they were born to do. Even more startling is that some of them actually '''succeed'''. In a particular unexpected example, a rodent family is eaten by a crocodile in a slightly {{anvilicious}} {{aesop}} - but it's still played for ''laughs''.



* Addressed in a rather interesting manner in one episode of the new ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' cartoon series; George proclaims himself to protect the animals of the forest, which frequently results in the "PredatorsAreMean" approach, with them being beaten up by George. However, in one episode he rescues a bird from a snake that was strangling it, causing the bird's family to reward George by carving his face on the mountainside. However, near the end of the episode, we hear the snake's side of the story, and it turns out that the bird ''was going to steal and eat the snake's eggs'', and the snake's actions were thoroughly justified. The bird family promptly reverses the carving and flees once their facade of innocence is ruined.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'':
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Addressed in a rather interesting manner in one episode of the new ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' cartoon series; episode: George proclaims himself to protect the animals of the forest, which frequently results in the "PredatorsAreMean" approach, with them being beaten up by George. However, in one episode he rescues a bird from a snake that was strangling it, causing the bird's family to reward George by carving his face on the mountainside. However, near the end of the episode, we hear the snake's side of the story, and it turns out that the bird ''was going to steal and eat the snake's eggs'', and the snake's actions were thoroughly justified. The bird family promptly reverses the carving and flees once their facade of innocence is ruined.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy has to gather food for all the animals under her care, including fish for a group of otters. In an earlier episode she's seen waving to a bunch of smiling fish, indicating the fish have some variant of sentience. One wonders how [[FriendToAllLivingThings she]] manages that kind of dissonance.
** The IDW comics show she holds the "meat-eating is a fact of life" mindset and she doesn't really seem to mind seeing two packs of animals ''fight to the death in order to see which gets to eat the mane six!''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Fluttershy has to gather food for all the animals under her care, including fish for a group of otters. In an earlier episode she's seen waving to a bunch of smiling fish, indicating the fish have some variant of sentience. One wonders how [[FriendToAllLivingThings she]] manages that kind of dissonance.
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dissonance. The IDW comics show she holds the "meat-eating is a fact of life" mindset and she doesn't really seem to mind seeing two packs of animals ''fight to the death in order to see which gets to eat the mane six!''



* In ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', Spiderus is the only spider that is known to have eaten other bugs. He seems to have dropped the practice after getting married to Spindella. Additionally, the kids encounter a frog named Felix who refuses to eat bugs and enjoys eating berries. Though Felix's parents, particularly his father, are not happy about this ("Bugs are food!"), they eventually settle things with the community of Sunny Patch, the father even agreeing that he might try some of those berries.

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* In ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', Spiderus is the only spider that is known to have eaten other bugs. He seems to have dropped the practice after getting married to Spindella. Additionally, the kids encounter a frog named Felix who refuses to eat bugs and enjoys eating berries. Though Felix's parents, particularly his father, are not happy about this ("Bugs are food!"), they eventually settle things with the community of Sunny Patch, the father even agreeing that he might try some of those berries.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' franchise plays with this trope big time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' franchise plays with this trope big time.time:



** Utilized throughout almost the entire series plus [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry the original shorts]]. Despite the constant cat and mouse chase, only a handful of instances depict Tom with any interest in eating Jerry. One short further confuses the matter by having a dog trying to eat Tom!
* The inhabitants of the Candy Kingdom in the Land of Ooo in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' are sentient candy. Every building and the streets are made out of candy too.

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** * Utilized throughout almost the entire series plus [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry the original shorts]].''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts. Despite the constant cat and mouse chase, only a handful of instances depict Tom with any interest in eating Jerry. One short further confuses the matter by having a dog trying to eat Tom!
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
* The inhabitants of the Candy Kingdom in the Land of Ooo in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' are sentient candy. Every building and the streets are made out of candy too.



* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' has a world populated by talking vegetables and fruits, in which there are pies and popcorn balls as food, and apparently "apple choppers". It was [[WordOfGod confirmed in the commentary]] for ''Duke and the Great Pie War'' (and demonstrated in ''Jonah'') that there are non-sentient fruits and vegetables in their world as well.
** In their version of Daniel and the Lion's Den, a ''cucumber'' is tossed to lions.
* Heffer from ''RockosModernLife'' has been seen eating beef products.

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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' has a world populated by talking vegetables and fruits, in which there are pies and popcorn balls as food, and apparently "apple choppers". It was [[WordOfGod confirmed in the commentary]] for ''Duke and the Great Pie War'' (and demonstrated in ''Jonah'') that there are non-sentient fruits and vegetables in their world as well.
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well. In their version of Daniel and the Lion's Den, a ''cucumber'' is tossed to lions.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':
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Heffer from ''RockosModernLife'' has been seen eating beef products.



* Diego in ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' often has to help a prey animal evade a predator (the reasons aren't specified) though he's also helped predators to live, and has no qualms about anyone [[NoCartoonFish eating fish]]. In one episode, he helps a llama outrun a puma until he realizes that he personally knows the puma, and it's a ''"nice"'' putma who only wanted to borrow a book.
** The prey animals are always described as being "afraid of" their predators, and the idea of animals actually ''eating'' each other never comes up.

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* Diego in ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' often has to help a prey animal evade a predator (the reasons aren't specified) though he's also helped predators to live, and has no qualms about anyone [[NoCartoonFish eating fish]]. In one episode, he helps a llama outrun a puma until he realizes that he personally knows the puma, and it's a ''"nice"'' putma who only wanted to borrow a book.
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book. The prey animals are always described as being "afraid of" their predators, and but the idea of animals actually ''eating'' each other never comes up.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', the Sheriff of Elmore is a doughnut who loves eating doughnuts.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** The
Sheriff of Elmore is a doughnut who loves eating doughnuts.



* Literature/LittleBear [[CaptainObvious is a bear]], but is friends with a cat, a hen and a duck, all of which can be prey animals to a bear. The only meat he is seen eating is fish, and this is mostly because NoCartoonFish is in appliance.
** There are also Cat and Owl. They are said to hunt at night and when Little Bear meats a mouse, he knows that he has to hide it from them.

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* Literature/LittleBear [[CaptainObvious is a bear]], but is friends with a cat, a hen and a duck, all of which can be prey animals to a bear. The only meat he is seen eating is fish, and this is mostly because NoCartoonFish is in appliance.
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appliance. There are also Cat and Owl. They are said to hunt at night and when Little Bear meats meets a mouse, he knows that he has to hide it from them.


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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' largely avoided this trope until ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. The cartoon is about Simba's son (a lion cub) and his friends (several who are carnivores or omnivores) protecting the Pridelands. More than once this involves "saving" prey from predators. Despite this, the main characters eating other animals is acknowledged. One episode even revolves around the fact Fuli (a cheetah) hunts alone, though we never actually see her catching her prey. The Lion Guard frequently interact with prey animals however they don't seem scared of them. To add to the confusion, zebra can speak but [[FurryConfusion gazeles only make animal noises]].
7th Apr '16 5:00:42 PM Theriocephalus
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** Coming at it from another direction, there are characters who pointedly avoid transforming into livestock...
** There's also Aqualad, who gets sick anytime someone eats fish next to him...
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, "The Problem With Popplers" has addresses this several times. First, there's a bunch of hippies trying to enforce vegetarianism. Leela points out eating meat is a part of nature, and the hippies point to a lion they taught to eat tofu. It's sickly and looks like it'll fall over dead at any second. Also the main characters casually bring up a few animals they eat in the future that are not usually thought of as food here in the present, such as parrots.
** The real [[{{Pun}} meat]] of the episode however focuses on popplers, which resemble popcorn chicken, and are apparently delicious. Everybody happily devours the things until one hatches, and they realize that popplers are the eggs of the Omicron Persei 8 people.

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** Coming at it from another direction, there are characters who pointedly avoid transforming into livestock...
livestock.
** There's also Aqualad, who gets sick anytime someone eats fish next to him...
him.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, episode "The Problem With Popplers" has addresses this several times. First, there's a bunch of hippies trying to enforce vegetarianism. Leela points out eating meat is a part of nature, and the hippies point to a lion they taught to eat tofu. It's sickly and looks like it'll fall over dead at any second. Also the main characters casually bring up a few animals they eat in the future that are not usually thought of as food here in the present, such as parrots.
** The real [[{{Pun}} meat]] of the episode however focuses on popplers, which resemble popcorn chicken, and are apparently portrayed as absolutely delicious. Everybody happily devours the things until one hatches, and they realize that popplers are the eggs of the Omicron Persei 8 Omicronian people.



* Interpersonal relationships in some children's series sometimes get a little...odd...if adults think about them too long. For instance ''{{Franklin}}'', where the cute turtle and goose and rabbit are bestest buddies with the equally cute bear and fox, or ''Literature/LittleBear'' (see below), in which the titular hero hangs out with a duck and a chicken...and a cat, and an owl. (Also a human girl, but that's a [[FurryConfusion whole 'nother story]]...)

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* Interpersonal relationships in some children's series sometimes get a little...odd... odd... if adults think about them too long. For instance ''{{Franklin}}'', where the cute turtle and goose and rabbit are bestest buddies with the equally cute bear and fox, or ''Literature/LittleBear'' (see below), in which the titular hero hangs out with a duck and a chicken...and a cat, and an owl. (Also a human girl, but that's a [[FurryConfusion whole 'nother story]]...)



** Even though WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck are sapient, humanoid animals, a massive chunk of their cartoons involve [[FridgeHorror people trying to murder and/or eat them]]. They don't usually succeed, but it's still disturbing when one thinks about it, and it makes one wonder why this aspect of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes mythos hasn't been deconstructed yet.
*** In Daffy's debut, Porky's Duck Hunt, Daffy is closer to a TalkingAnimal as opposed to Porky being a FunnyAnimal. Daffy went through an AnthropomorphicShift later on, but WB directors still did cartoons where Porky was out to hunt Daffy for food in spite of them both being Funny Animals.

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** Even though WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck are sapient, humanoid animals, a massive chunk of their cartoons involve involves [[FridgeHorror people trying to murder and/or eat them]]. They don't usually succeed, but it's still disturbing when one thinks about it, and it makes one wonder why this aspect of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes mythos hasn't been deconstructed yet.
*** In Daffy's debut, Porky's "Porky's Duck Hunt, Hunt", Daffy is closer to a TalkingAnimal as opposed to Porky being a FunnyAnimal. Daffy went through an AnthropomorphicShift later on, but WB directors still did cartoons where Porky was out to hunt Daffy for food in spite of them both being Funny Animals.



** The IDW comics show she has "a fact of life" mindset and she doesn't really seem to mind seeing two packs of animals ''fight to the death in order to see which gets to eat the mane six!'' "Nature is so fascinating".
** The ponies supposedly eat hot dogs. Applejack's farm raises pigs. Creator/LaurenFaust eventually explained both of those: vegetarian hot dogs[[note]]In the fourth season episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Rarity Takes Manehattan]]", the hot dog Rarity gets for Spike has a carrot in it instead of a sausage[[/note]] and the pigs work for the ponies because apparently ponies like truffles. This is fine and good, but it doesn't explain how in "A Bird In The Hoof", you clearly see a sandwich with a pink slice of...SOMETHING. One hopes it's a soy product or any number of vegetables that could approximate the colour..
** A frequently referred to problem is [[FridgeHorror what gelatin is sometimes made from]], by people who've never heard of the many plant-derived gum alternatives that you'd now expect to be developed first. Also, most of Ponyville's population are at least accidental carnivores thanks to the Baked Bads from "Applebuck Season" containing earth worms.

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** The IDW comics show she has "a holds the "meat-eating is a fact of life" mindset and she doesn't really seem to mind seeing two packs of animals ''fight to the death in order to see which gets to eat the mane six!'' "Nature six!''
--->"Nature
is so fascinating".
** The ponies supposedly eat hot dogs. Applejack's farm raises pigs. Creator/LaurenFaust eventually explained both of those: vegetarian hot dogs[[note]]In the fourth season episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Rarity Takes Manehattan]]", the hot dog Rarity gets for Spike has a carrot in it instead of a sausage[[/note]] and the pigs work for the ponies because apparently ponies like truffles. This is fine and good, but it doesn't explain how in "A Bird In The Hoof", you clearly see a sandwich with a pink slice of... SOMETHING. One hopes it's a soy product or any number of vegetables that could approximate the colour..
colour.
** A frequently referred to referred-to problem is [[FridgeHorror what gelatin is sometimes made from]], by people who've never heard of the many plant-derived gum alternatives that you'd now expect to be developed first. Also, most of Ponyville's population are at least accidental carnivores thanks to the Baked Bads from "Applebuck Season" containing earth worms.earthworms.



* The ending of ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving]]'' has Snoopy and Woodstock, the latter of whom is a bird, sitting down to have a turkey dinner. The bonus feature on the special's new DVD release has Bill Melendez admitting even he thought that scene was rather morbid.

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* The ending of ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving]]'' has Snoopy and Woodstock, the latter of whom is a bird, sitting down to have a turkey dinner. The bonus feature on the special's new DVD release has Bill Melendez admitting even he thought that scene was rather morbid. It ''really'' doesn't help that on at least one occasion in the comic, Woodstock and the other birds spent Thanksgiving hiding at Snoopy's place because they were terrified of becoming Thanksgiving dinners themselves.



*** [[BrickJoke Later in the same episode,]] after a bad dream, [[AcidRefluxNightmare Jake resolves to "stop eating Meat Man"]].

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*** ** [[BrickJoke Later in the same episode,]] after a bad dream, [[AcidRefluxNightmare Jake resolves to "stop eating Meat Man"]].
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* Overcome in ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' by the Oath of Mutual Protection, where the animals promise not to frighten, bully or eat each other during their journey to White Deer Park.
** However what happened before and after they got there is depicted as a brutal fact of life; in the cartoon series when we first meet the leader of the group, Fox, he is asked a question by a group including a rabbit and has to put down a dead rabbit he is carrying in his mouth before he can answerer. And when they get to White Deer Park, whilst the Farthing Wood animals continue to uphold the Oath amongst one another, the other animals of White Deer Park are not bound by the Oath and as such many of the smaller Farthing Wood animals are killed and eaten during the series.

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* Overcome in ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' by the Oath of Mutual Protection, where the animals promise not to frighten, attack each other, bully or eat each other during their journey to White Deer Park.
** However what happened before and after they got there is depicted as a brutal fact of life; in the cartoon series when we first meet the leader of the group, Fox, he is asked a question by a group including a rabbit and has to put down a dead rabbit he is carrying in his mouth before he can answerer.answer. And when they get to White Deer Park, whilst the Farthing Wood animals continue to uphold the Oath amongst one another, the other animals of White Deer Park are not bound by the Oath and as such many of the smaller Farthing Wood animals are killed and eaten during the series.
21st Mar '16 5:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''CatDog'', Dog tries to answer the question of where meat comes from. He explains how there's a guy who plants ''meat plants'' -- meanwhile, Cat just explains slaughter. Dog goes crazy at the idea of eating sapient beings, who he thinks are friends, and turns vegan. Then, Dog starts to become delusional as he imagines that vegetables ''are'' his friends. After all that, Dog then tries to eat Cat, [[InsaneTrollLogic because he's not his ''friend'' but his ''brother'']]. Fortunately, [[TheCuckooLanderWasRight the guy who plants meat plants]] appears and solves the problem.

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* In an episode of ''CatDog'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', Dog tries to answer the question of where meat comes from. He explains how there's a guy who plants ''meat plants'' -- meanwhile, Cat just explains slaughter. Dog goes crazy at the idea of eating sapient beings, who he thinks are friends, and turns vegan. Then, Dog starts to become delusional as he imagines that vegetables ''are'' his friends. After all that, Dog then tries to eat Cat, [[InsaneTrollLogic because he's not his ''friend'' but his ''brother'']]. Fortunately, [[TheCuckooLanderWasRight the guy who plants meat plants]] appears and solves the problem.



** Both ''CatDog'' and ''RockosModernLife'' had Thanksgiving episodes featuring the main characters hiding turkeys at their houses. Turkeys meant to be eaten by the ''mostly-animal people'' of Nearburg/O-Town.

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** Both ''CatDog'' ''[=CatDog=]'' and ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had Thanksgiving episodes featuring the main characters hiding turkeys at their houses. Turkeys meant to be eaten by the ''mostly-animal people'' of Nearburg/O-Town.
18th Mar '16 9:22:58 PM Hossmeister
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