Misskiwi67 wrote: I've yet to see anything other than anecdotal information and horror stories for and against raw. There is ZERO science out there on the diet as a whole.
I hope you haven't seen horror stories FOR raw!
I totally get what you are saying, but I think there is scientific evidence regarding digestibility of raw proteins in wild and captive-bred exotics (I think Mech did somet studies with wolves...not 100% sure).
And let's say there isn't a breakdown of ilial digestive rates in wolves who eat raw v. kibble, it seems that, biologically speaking, there is enough evidence to support the idea that a carnivore has the ability to process and absorb nutrients in raw meat (without making a judgment statement on the pros and cons of raw meat).