The reactions on this and on a previous thread on this story puzzle me. Why should anyone be either surprised or offended at the suggestion? People were starving. It was an extreme survival situation. There are instances throughout history when people of all races, colors, and creeds have resorted to cannibalism under such circumstances. The Donner party is probably the most famous American example.
The essential distinction to make is whether anyone committed murder in order to cannibalize the remains. No evidence of that. Cannibalizing the remains of people who had died of natural causes is a different matter.
posted on 05/02/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT
posted on 05/02/2013 9:48:22 PM PDT
(Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
(snack above contains no human components)
posted on 05/03/2013 3:20:20 AM PDT
Killing a person for food has happened in American History.
Read Philbricks “In the Heart of the Sea” or Owen Chase's
“Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex. In the Captain's boat, they drew straws to see who would be the next meal, then drew straws again to see who would kill that person. The loser was the Captain's nephew, and the shooter was the nephew's best friend. The Captain volunteered to take his nephews place. The boy, said no, that he no longer cared to live
under the circumstances in the boat. He was shot and eaten.
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