David Varicchio, professor of paleontology at the University of Montana for one suggests cloning ornithomimosaur; a kind of prehistoric giant ostrich-like dinosaur with large hind legs for the purpose of storing and preparing its meat. And why not? Just imagine the enormous drumsticks you’d get off that?!
Professor Varicchio also thinks that the ornithomimosaur’s meat would also be good for us. “I’ve also done a little work on their bone histology and it’s safe to say they’re relatively fast-growing. I think it would be a lean, slightly wild-tasting red meat,” he said.
Varicchio also believes that the giant sauropod’s neck would be an excellent place to harvest tons of good red meat. “Sauropod neck could be a delicacy.” he said.
For those Jurassic Park fans out there, who’ve always dreamed of taking a big bite out of Tyrannosaurs Rex Varicchio wouldn’t recommend it however.
Basing his studies on the age old adage that “you are what you eat” Professor Varicchio figures that T-Rex’s penchant for eating rotting flesh would have left the great beast riddled with parasite’s. Not very tasty at all.
“When people ask me if a T-Rex would be good, well, I don’t think so,” he said.
“They’ve found jaw abnormalities that suggests they were eating fetid meat and had diseases that came about from prey items.”
While all this is quite fascinating I might just stick with chicken… birds are related to dinosaurs anyway right?