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Subject: Examples of cannibilism
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: proffesor-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 09 Dec 2005 11:37 PST
Expires: 08 Jan 2006 11:37 PST
Question ID: 603743
I am looking for material to make a powerful point. My contention is
that certain behaviours have an almost universal sense of abonimation
associated iwth them.

I am looking of examples of canniblism. whether from recent times or
past. I am looking for details, meaning to say that X tribe living in
Africa was cannbilistic is of little use to me. The more sensational
the better. If the event is from recent times and specificly from
Western culture it is even better. Ie, a newspaper account of a family
in the Ozarks who celebrated the Thanksgiving dinner over human body
parts... would be great

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 09 Dec 2005 11:44 PST
There are quite a few grisly true stories of cannibalism here:

http://www.mayhem.net/Crime/cannibals1.html

http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/psychology/cannibalism/5.html

http://www.rotten.com/library/death/cannibalism/

Are these links on target? If so, I'll be glad to gather more.
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Subject: Re: Examples of cannibilism
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 09 Dec 2005 12:20 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Dear proffesor-ga;

Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. Here
are some references to notorious cannibalism that fit your criteria
(incidentally, I live in the Ozarks but that doesn?t give me any
special insight into cannibals ? LOL)

In addition what has been offered above here are a hundreds (if not
thousands) of notorious cannibalism references - and filled with
grisly details and in some instances with graphic images. . . BEWARE:

CRIME LIBRARY
http://ss910.fusionbot.com/cgi-bin/ss_query?keys=cannibal&submit=GO&ct=10&sitenbr=61032486
247 articles 

THE NEW CRIMINOLOGIST
http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=47870438&pageid=r&mode=ALL&n=0&query=cannibal
2419 articles - - Contains more detailed stories about cannibalism
here than you can shake a bone at. (Ok, that wasn?t nice, but I
couldn?t resist it.)

RUSSIAN MOTHER, SONS ADMIT CANNIBALISM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20051116-14302200-bc-russia-cannibalism.xml

GERMAN CANNIBAL TELLS OF FANTASY
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3286721.stm

A REAL, LIVE "ALIVE" SURVIVOR RELATES HIS ANDES ORDEAL
http://wesclark.com/rrr/alive2.html

THE DONNER PARTY
http://www.vw.vccs.edu/vwhansd/HIS121/Donner.html

ALFRED PACKER ? THE COLORADO CANNIBAL
http://sangres.com/history/alferdpacker.htm

YOU: IT'S WHO'S FOR DINNER
Human flesh-flavored tofu available on the internet
http://silverchips.mbhs.edu/inside.php?sid=5972
(Not about acts of cannibalism but it talks about a new cannibalism ?alternative?)
That just ain?t right, is it?

MURDER AND CANNIBALISM ON THE KOKODA TRACK
http://www.users.bigpond.com/battleforaustralia/JapWarCrimes/TenWarCrimes/Murder_Cannibalism_Kokoda.html

DAVID HARKER
http://www.murderuk.com/cannibals/davidharker.htm

SAWNEY BEAN
http://www.seanachaidh.org/sawney.htm

ANDREI CHIKATILO
http://www.missstrict.net/chikatilo.html

I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have
any questions about my research please post a clarification request
prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your
final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the
near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us.

Best regards;
Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher



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Request for Answer Clarification by proffesor-ga on 10 Dec 2005 20:42 PST
Thank you these are good examples of sociopathic cannibilism. one more
thing would be helpful an example or two of a society that accepts as
normal practice, the idea of killing and then eating human flesh. Ie
Aboriginal tribes.

Clarification of Answer by tutuzdad-ga on 11 Dec 2005 11:58 PST
Certainly?

As you requested, here are some cultures wherein cannibalism is or was
an accepted practice:

Some Neanderthals are believed to have practiced cannibalism:

SCIENCE DAILY
Some Neanderthals Practiced Cannibalism Shows Find From French Cave
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991005071615.htm

. . . . . . . 

Marco Polo reported tribes ranging from Tibet to Sumatra who practiced cannibalism:

CANNIBALISM
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/c/cannibalism.html

. . . . . . . 

Caribs, native people formerly inhabiting the Lesser Antilles, West
Indies, practiced cannibalism. In fact, the original name by which the
Caribs were known, ?Galibi?, was corrupted by the Spanish to CanÝbal
and is the origin of the English word ?cannibal?.

CARIBS
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ca/CaribInd.html
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ca/cannibal.html

. . . . . . . 

Aztec Indians also practiced cannibalism

HERE BE CANNIBALS 
CANNIBALISM IN MIDDLE AMERICA
http://www.heretical.com/cannibal/mamerica.html

. . . . . . . 


Continuing even until recent times Panoan tribes of Perus, Yanomami
tribes of the rainforest, and other lowland groups have consumed the
ground-up bones and ashes of cremated kinsmen in an act of mourning.

CANNIBALISM
http://personalwebs.oakland.edu/~dow/personal/papers/cannibal/cannibal.html

CONSUMING GRIEF
http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exconcon.html

. . . . . . . 

It may be considered a stretch of the imagination, but some people
argue that adherents to Christianity practice of a form of ?ritual
cannibalism? through communion which involves the symbolic drinking of
blood and eating of flesh. In the Holy Bible Jesus instructed his
disciples to remember him by drinking wine and eating bread. He said
of the wine and bread, ?Take and eat, this is my body which shall be
broken for you. And taking likewise the cup, he said: This is my blood
which shall be shed for you; when you do this, do it in memory of me.?
The practice is still widely observed to this day.

SACRIFICE AND JESUS
http://www.usbible.com/Sacrifice/sacrifice_and_jesusR.htm


Regards;
Tutuzdad-ga
proffesor-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Comments  
Subject: Re: Examples of cannibilism
From: myoarin-ga on 10 Dec 2005 08:42 PST
 
Ah, Proffesor, finally a question that we can really get our teeth into.

An interesting factor is that cannibalism seems to be so generally
abhorrent that apparently in many if not most countries there is no
law against it.  "People just don't do that!"; whereas laws against
many sexual practices  - that no one used to mention but were
obviously recognized to exist -  were outlawed.
(Perhaps because Moses had to deal with them, but not with
cannibalism, as far as I know.)

Tutuzdad refers to a German case, but the link is to a "mild" report. 
The following provides the sensationalism and abomination.  The two
blogs may be superfluous, but I found them first.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2003/12/08/do0801.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2003/12/08/ixopinion.html
http://www.lies.com/wp/2004/01/31/armin-meiwes-euthanasia-by-cannibalism/
http://www.margaret-marks.com/Transblawg/archives/000622.html

The first site below mentions the lack of laws on the subject.  The
subsequent ones just underline the point, again with another article
on the Russian case Tutuzdad linked.

http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/428/428lect13.htm
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-115834.html
http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/essays/cot/t0w13cannibalism.htm
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/11/18/151425.php

As an anecdote (true, but not documented here):  In the early 1970s,
when Papua New Guinea was still under Australian administration, a
case of cannibalism was dismissed by the Australian judge on the
grounds that it was an accepted practice of the indigenous tribe, a
factor respected by the colonial adminstration.

Someday, you can tell us what you lecture about ... 
Regards, Myoarin
Subject: Re: Examples of cannibilism
From: myoarin-ga on 10 Dec 2005 21:24 PST
 
Proffessor,
In response to your request for clarification:
http://news.quickfound.net/intl/papua_new_guinea_news_index.html
http://www.heretical.com/cannibal/nguinea2.html

Perhaps we should not ignore Wikipedia on the subject:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism

or Britannica:
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9020006

Indonesia also had cannibals:
http://www.heretical.com/cannibal/indonesi.html
http://goasia.about.com/cs/indonesia/a/aasumatraa_4.htm
http://countrystudies.us/indonesia/54.htm

and New Zealand:
http://www.heretical.com/cannibal/nzealand.html

and Africa:
http://www.heretical.com/cannibal/baker1.html

I hope the "Here be Cannibals" website is dependable.

and N. America?:
http://www.trussel.com/prehist/news128.htm

MOre help?  I hope so, Myoarin

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