The original vegetarian movement?

Rasmussen, Ryan J. (
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 10:37:31 -0400

How do we account scientifically for God giving plants as food for all
animals when it is quite obvious that T-Rex and other carnivores existed
long before mankind and the Flood? I have had quite a few YEC people
nail me with that one and I have yet to find any scientific theories
that might reconcile this apparent conflict with the scripture.
Genesis 1:30
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air
and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the
breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.

Then after the Flood...
Genesis 9:3
Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I
gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

Then again, if mankind was mean to eat plants for food prior to the
flood, why did Abel tend flocks instead of working the soil as Cain did?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this subject,

Ryan Rasmussen