CANNIBALISM

The Basic Facts
(Before we get to the real meaty issues) (I went there)

Cannibalism (from Caníbales, the Spanish name for the Carib people,[1] a West Indies tribe formerly well known for their practice of cannibalism [2] is the act or practice of h!mans eatin" the flesh of other h!man bein"s# It is also calledanthropopha"y# $ person who practices cannibalism is called a cannibal# %istorically, alle"ations of cannibalism were !sed by the colonial powers to &!stify the ensla'ement of what were seen as primiti'e peoples( cannibalism has been said to test the bo!nds of c!lt!ral relati'ism as it challen"es anthropolo"ists )to define what is or is not beyond the pale of acceptable h!man beha'ior)#[1*] Cannibalism has been occasionally practiced as a last resort by people s!fferin" from famine# +ccasionally it has occ!rred in modern times# $ famo!s e,ample is the crash of -r!"!ayan $ir .orce .li"ht /01, after which some s!r'i'ors ate the bodies of dead passen"ers# $lso, some mentally ill indi'id!als obsess abo!t eatin" others and act!ally do so, s!ch as 1effrey 2ahmer and $lbert .ish# 3here is a resistance to formally labellin" cannibalism as a mental disorder#[10] 3he reasons for cannibalism incl!de the followin"4 ■ ■ ■ ■ $s sanctioned by a c!lt!ral norm 5y necessity in e,treme sit!ations of famine Self6cannibalism is a form of ma&or self6in&!ry !s!ally as a res!lt of ma&or mental illness# Ca!sed by insanity or social de'iancy (Cannibalism is not mentioned in the formal inde, of insanity, the 2ia"nostic and Statistical 7an!al of 7ental 2isorders# 3he medical literat!re on the topic is likewise sparse#[10] 3here are f!ndamentally two kinds of cannibalistic social beha'ior4 endocannibalism (eatin" h!mans from the same comm!nity and e,ocannibalism (eatin" h!mans from other comm!nities #

Cannibalism as an e olutionary strategy of !re"ator control
1oseph 1ordania recently s!""ested that remo'in" the dead bodies thro!"h rit!al cannibalism mi"ht ha'e had a f!nction of predator control in hominids and early h!mans, aimin" to eliminate predators8 and sca'en"ers8 access to hominid (and h!man bodies# [19]

#omici"al cannibalism an" necro$cannibalism
$ separate ethical distinction can be made between killin" a h!man for food (homicidal cannibalism and eatin" the flesh of a person who was already dead (necro6cannibalism # 3he social sti"ma a"ainst cannibalism has been !sed as an aspect of propa"anda a"ainst an enemy by acc!sin" them of acts of cannibalism to separate them from their h!manity# 3he Carib tribe in the :esser $ntilles, from whom the word cannibalism deri'es, for e,ample, ac;!ired a lon"6standin" rep!tation as cannibals followin" the recordin" of their le"ends in the 10th cent!ry#[1*] Some contro'ersy e,ists o'er the acc!racy of these le"ends and the pre'alence of act!al cannibalism in the c!lt!re# 2!rin" their period of e,pansion in the 1/th thro!"h 10th cent!ries, <!ropeans e;!ated cannibalism with e'il and sa'a"ery# In the 1=th cent!ry, >ope Innocent I? declared cannibalism a sin deser'in" to be p!nished by Christians thro!"h force of arms and @!een Isabella of Spain decreed that Spanish colonists co!ld only le"ally ensla'e nati'es who were cannibals, "i'in" the colonists an economic interest in makin" s!ch alle"ations# 3his was !sed as a &!stification for employin" 'iolent means to s!b&!"ate nati'e people# 3his theme dates back to Col!mb!s8 acco!nts of a s!pposedly ferocio!s "ro!p of cannibals who li'ed in the Caribbean islands and parts of So!th $merica called the Caniba, which "a'e !s the word cannibal# [1*] >rior to 1AB1, New York Times reporter William 5!ehler Seabrook, alle"edly in the interests of )research), obtained from a hospital intern at the Sorbonne a ch!nk of h!man meat from the body of a healthy h!man killed in an accident, then cooked and ate it# %e reported, )It was like "ood, f!lly6de'eloped 'eal, not yo!n", b!t not yet beef# It was 'ery definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had e'er tasted# It was so nearly like "ood, f!lly de'eloped 'eal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensiti'eness co!ld distin"!ish it from 'eal# It was mild, "ood meat with no other sharply defined or hi"hly characteristic taste s!ch as for instance, "oat, hi"h "ame, and pork ha'e# 3he steak was sli"htly to!"her than prime 'eal, a little strin"y, b!t not too to!"h or strin"y to be a"reeably edible# 3he roast, from which I c!t and ate a central slice, was tender, and in color, te,t!re, smell as well as taste, stren"thened my certainty that of all the meats we habit!ally know, 'eal is the one meat to which this meat is acc!rately comparable#)

.amo!s Instances +f Cannibalism
3he case of R v. Dudley and Stephens (199C 1C @52 20B (@5 is an <n"lish case which dealt with fo!r crew members of an <n"lish yacht, the Mignonette, who were cast away in a storm some 1,=** miles (2,=** km from the Cape of Dood %ope# $fter se'eral days one of the crew, a se'enteen year old cabin boy, fell !nconscio!s d!e to a combination of the famine and drinkin" seawater# 3he others (one possibly ob&ectin" decided then to kill him and eat him# 3hey were picked !p fo!r days later# 3wo of the three s!r'i'ors were fo!nd "!ilty of m!rder# $ si"nificant o!tcome of this case was that necessity was determined to be no defence a"ainst a char"e of m!rder#

3he 7!slim e,plorer Ibn 5at!tta reported that one $frican kin" ad'ised him that nearby people were cannibals (tho!"h this may ha'e been a prank played on Ibn 5at!tta by the kin" in order to fl!ster his "!est # %owe'er 5at!tta reported that $rabs and Christians were safe , as their flesh was )!nripe) and wo!ld ca!se the eater to fall ill#

$s with most l!rid tales of nati'e cannibalism, these stories are treated with a "reat deal of scr!tiny, as acc!sations of cannibalism were often !sed as &!stifications for the s!b&!"ation or destr!ction of )sa'a"es)# %owe'er, there were se'eral well6doc!mented c!lt!res that en"a"ed in re"!lar eatin" of the dead, s!ch as Eew Fealand8s 7Gori# In one infamo!s 19*A incident, == passen"ers and crew of the ship the 5oyd were killed and eaten by 7Gori on the Whan"aroa penins!la, Eorthland# (See also: Boyd massacre Cannibalism was already a re"!lar practice in 7Gori wars#[91] In another instance, on 11 1!ly 1921 warriors from the E"ap!hi tribe killed 2,*** enemies and remained on the battlefield )eatin" the 'an;!ished !ntil they were dri'en off by the smell of decayin" bodies)#[92] 7Gori warriors fi"htin" the Eew Fealand "o'ernment in 3itokowar!8s War in Eew Fealand8s Eorth Island in 19=9H=A re'i'ed ancient rites of cannibalism as part of the radical %a!ha! mo'ement of the >ai 7arire reli"ion

In colonial 1amestown, colonists resorted to cannibalism d!rin" a period known as the Star'in" 3ime, from 1=*AH1=1*# $fter food s!pplies were diminished, some colonists be"an to di" !p corpses for food# 2!rin" this time period, one man was pers!aded to confess to ha'in" killed, salted, and eaten his pre"nant wife before he was b!rned ali'e as p!nishment

In 1A02, the s!r'i'ors of -r!"!ayan $ir .orce .li"ht /01, consistin" of the r!"by team from Stella 7aris Colle"e in 7onte'ideo and some of their family members, resorted to cannibalism while trapped at the crash site# 3hey had been stranded since 1B +ctober 1A02 and resc!e operations at the crash site did not be"in !ntil 22 2ecember 1A02# 3he story of the s!r'i'ors was chronicled in >iers >a!l Iead8s 1A0C book, live: The Story o! the ndes Survivors, in a 1AAB film adaptation of the book, called simply live, and in a 2**9 doc!mentary4 Stranded: "#ve $ome %rom a &lane That $rashed on the Mountains# Cannibalism has been reported in se'eral recent $frican conflicts, incl!din" the Second Con"o War, and the ci'il wars in :iberia and Sierra :eone 3his may be done in desperation, as d!rin" peacetime cannibalism is m!ch less fre;!ent([12A] at other times, it is conscio!sly directed at certain "ro!ps belie'ed to be relati'ely helpless, s!ch as Con"o >y"mies, e'en considered s!bh!man by some other Con"olese#[1B*] It is also reported by some that witch doctors sometimes !se the body parts of children in their medicine# In the 1A0*s the -"andan dictator Idi $min was rep!ted to practice cannibalism# In 7arch 2**1 in Dermany, $rmin 7eiwes posted an Internet ad askin" for )a well6b!ilt 19 to B* year old to be sla!"htered and cons!med)# 3he ad was answered by 5ernd 1Jr"en 5randes# $fter killin" 5randes and eatin" parts of his body, 7eiwes was con'icted of mansla!"hterand later, m!rder# 3he son"s )7ein 3eil) by Iammstein and )<aten) by 5loodbath are based on this case

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Willy Wonka: Do you like my meadow* Try some o! my grass+ &lease have a ,lade- please doit(s so delecta,le and so darn good looking+ Charlie Bucket: You can eat the grass* Willy Wonka: .! course you can+ /verything in this room is eata,le- even 0"(m0 eata,le+ But that is called 1canni,alism-1 my dear children- and is in !act !rowned upon in most societies.

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.//4? =7 .//*1 ?+)=? R)_+ ./7)+ )87C W7) KZde +-)G =1,? R/8G-[ C+),2 +)Q/7 R70 R/7 ,.)*2 102 ?B- )8/_2 71 C+),2 +)Q/7 .)*2 102 ,?+)=? R)_+ 1G +-)G 7)? .=)7 I-72C /2) ,17+C/-=08 71C R)/0 .)*2 102) ,*,Q .)C /1- ‫ דבודאי הוא נגד רצון התורה‬,‫ אכילת בשר אדם‬+-I1 72J)I) =+?B7 717 )8/7 .X-2+?1) ,R8-+I 717 )8/7 ?B +)Q/7C ./+-)QC ./8)C7+? R2 C/ ,C+),2 )71 ?+)=?CG \evertheless, there is no eP!li$it !rohibition 3in the $ase of an abortionaK Lnd even f tho gh we %now the Torah wants to !hold life among &nei gisrael, and one who destroys a life in Israel is transgressing the will of the Torah, nevertheless, there is no eP!li$it !rohibition to do soK Ln ePam!le of this is the eating of h man flesh, whi$h is definitely against the Torahhs will, witho t a do bt, nevertheless, sin$e it is not written eP!li$itly in the Torah, there are those Uishonim that hold it is only a rabbini$ j!rohibition, and the Uambam holds it is only an fLiharat Lseh Uav boo% ‫ שאין האדם צריך אזהרה על מה שקנה לו‬,‫לא הוצרכה תורה לכתוב עליו איסור מפורש‬ ‫כבר מושג טבעי בזה‬. The Torah did not need to eP!li$itly !rohibit it, be$a se a !erson does not need to be warned abo t something that his nat ral in$lination has already a$Y iredK Uav ]oshe Shm el Olasner, Intro To fDor Ueviij On 'h llin R2 G+J ?B 1G +-)G? ,+)Q/71 ?+)=- C+),2 )8/7 )1/,7 ,?-G)=1 ./+)78? .I7 /8- /8/G- 1-*=8C ?2 10 /+2J1 +=)2 7X-C+? =GI1) ,?CG +)Q/7- 717 )8/7 ,.X-2+? =GI1 ,.I7 +C- K ?+)=? /*)4 1G +-)G? +C- ?B/7 ,.I7 +C-) ?,+E )7 ?+)48 ?2?- +C- )/8,1) ?80Q )- C/C ?1)4- ,78 +)27 ?=G) K K?+)=?2 10 ,/C)87? 1102 1-)*2C Q)2/8? *)42C ,XG7 ?+)= +)Q/7 )- R/7C .I7 +C- 107/I +278 /0? ,107/ 1G ?1G/? ,)71- )+Q7 ?+)=?C +C- 107/ 71) ,./C/7? R/- ?828 =)/?12 4I)2 .I7 +C- 1/072 )7 10)7? ??2=7 N?+)= +)Q/72 1_8/?1 ?B0 Q)2/8? *)4 1G +)-G8 R)-8) .04 .G +4-8? .G )87C =GI? go sho ld %now that as to all the loathsome things that man finds des!i$able, even if the Torah had not forbidden them, anyone eating s $h things wo ld be regarded as being far more abhorrent than one who violates an eP!li$it Torah !rohibitionk & t tell me now, a dangero sly ill !atient having to $hoose between meat from an im!ro!erly sla ghtered or $ongenitally defe$tive animal and h man flesh l whi$h sho ld he eatN Do we say that he sho ld eat the h man flesh, whi$h is not forbidden by a Torah !rohibition l even tho gh it is forbidden by the moral $ode a$$e!ted by $iviliied man, so that anyone eating or feeding another !erson h man flesh is $ast o t from the $omm nity of men l rather than eat meat whi$h the Torah forbids with a negative $ommandmentN Mo ld it enter yo r mind that we, the $hosen !eo!le, a wise and nderstanding !eo!le, sho ld violate this moral $ode in order to save o rselves from violating a Torah !rohibitionN

Uav geh da Lmital It seems obvio s to me that Ood does not want man to eat h man fleshK The Torah fails to mention that the eating of h man flesh is forbidden, not be$a se it is !ermitted, b t be$a se $ertain things are so obvio s that it is nne$essary for the Torah to state themK Ls

for the reY irement that the forbidden foods be eaten in the order of their severity, this law is merely of rabbini$ origin,Zm[ and I have no do bt whatsoever that the Sages never meant that it is !referable to eat h man flesh rather than other forbidden foodsK ]oreover, the entire dis$ ssion is abo t forbidden Xfoods,X and h man flesh does not fall into the $ategory of XfoodsKX