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Re: [RC] Slaughter - Diane Trefethen

Truman Prevatt wrote:
... However, in some islands in the Pacific - probably other places people used (and I suspect in some still do) eat people.

Cannibalism has been done rituistically as a sacrifice to the gods, as a ceremonial celebration of the conquering of an enemy (no women allowed) and also by a few individuals who were either mentally disturbed or uniquely addicted to the taste of human flesh. However, I doubt you can name even one society, modern or ancient, that killed people as a regular food source.

Though man has never raised man as food (though it is reported that in China there have been instances of eating fetuses and/or small babies), that begs the logical question of whether the argument that meat is meat includes homo sapiens. Keep in mind the main idea here, that we are talking about the raising, killing and eating of a meat source AS A REGULAR part of a society's diet. In contradiction, you could argue that most species refrain from killing and eating their own kind. Or you could just summarily exclude humans from the edible list.

Food for thought.


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Re: [RC] Slaughter, Truman Prevatt