C1R8W3 Maipore Indians, natives of the upper Orinoco River, grinding the legs of a dead enemy.  Italian engraving 1781. Colored.

This is the ultimate taboo: in most societies, the idea of ​​one human eating another is morally repugnant. Even in situations where it can be reasonably justified, such as when a plane crashed in the Andes in 1972 and the starving passengers ate the dead to survive. We also have a strong hatred for genocide. One of the survivors, Roberto Canesa, has since described the passengers’ actions as “our descent into ultimate indignity”.

morally, Cannibalism Fewer problems arise than you might imagine. If a body can be bequeathed with the consent of medical science, why can’t it be left…