No, humans are not apes. That's a separate species of anthropoid primate. We differ particularly in dentition from apes, a key indicator of diet differences. Our canines have dramatically diminished in size since we branched off from apes seven million years ago. That's pretty clear evidence that human evolution is a study in greater and greater veganism. Which is quite a statement considering the tiny portions of meat that apes eat to begin with. Even to eat small amounts of flesh requires canine teeth much larger and sharper than ours. Therefore, human history prior to cooking is a dramatic movement from apelike near-veganism to pure human veganism...
Thanks C. Dove. I'm not saying it's so bad. It's just no longer the precise classification. Traditional taxonomy has been refined in the past 20 to 30 years. I was told this in high school biology. But old usages die hard. Even Wikipedia is not full on, but acknowledges like so:
the term ape has been deemphasized in favor of Hominoidea as a means of describing taxonomic relationships.
yes. It's nice to show people that other primates eating a plant-based diet still have much larger canines than humans. If a gorilla wanted to eat meat then it would be much better equipped to do so. It is further evidence that humans shouldn't be eating any meat.