In her study of alternative food sources in urban apocalyptic environments, ZRS Researcher, Janet Pittman, suggests that the arrival of zombies will give rise to a host of new staple proteins in the human food supply.
RATS: Columbia University estimates that there were 175 million rats in the United States in 2002, most of which lived in cities. That number continues to rapidly rise.
CATS: In 2004 National Geographic estimated that there were more than 75 million feral cats nationwide. Today, for every human born in the United States there are 45 cats born. An estimated 4.1 million human births each year equates to more than 184 million new cats.
When civilization breaks down, the convenience of the corner burger joint and well-stocked supermarket will quickly become a thing of the past. Will ratdogs, and kitty pot pie be the new quintessential American foods? Pittman suggests that when the dead rise, sooner of later the only other alternative will be to eat each other.