Large felines like lions, tigers, cheetah, etc. eat red meat so why wouldn't a kitty cat? LOL!I must admit this has sort of crossed my mind too. Not that I have a problem with my cat eating beef and such because she simply won't, but I did wonder if a cat in its natural habitat would get to sample much large prey meat at all. I justify it though by thinking that it would still be a lot better than eating most kibbles.