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# cannibalism - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

German man convicted again for killing man he met on cannibalism fetish website

There was no evidence that he ate any part of his victim.

# cannibalism - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Cannibal Cop' stays out of jail as court finds fantasising about eating people is "not a crime"

Ex-NYPD officer Gilberto Valle had hundreds of online chats about murdering, cooking and eating dozens of women – including his own wife.

# cannibalism - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Dinosaurs may have been cannibals

Yet another reason not to make Jurassic Park a reality.

# cannibalism - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Ex-cop jailed for killing a man he met through a cannibal fetish website

His victim had been a willing participant.

# cannibalism - Friday 7 November, 2014

Cannibalism linked to murder of young woman at homeless hotel

Suspect Matthew Williams then dies after being Tasered by police.

# cannibalism - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

British explorer ship lost in 1846 found in Canada

The occupants of this and a second ship had died of cold and hunger on Beechey Island.

# cannibalism - Friday 22 August, 2014

German policeman goes on trial over 'cannibalism' murder

“He wanted to kill the man and cut him to pieces,” said the prosecutor’s spokesperson.

# cannibalism - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

From The42 Ecuadorian footballer tries to bite opponent's nose Snappy This post contains videos

Ecuadorian footballer tries to bite opponent's nose

Yep, that’s a red.

# cannibalism - Friday 3 May, 2013

Some of the earliest American settlers were cannibals

The discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl in Virginia provides evidence that some early American settlers resorted to cannibalism to stave off starvation, scientists say.

# cannibalism - Thursday 7 March, 2013

'Cannibal cop' accused of plotting to torture victims weeps at end of trial

Former police officer Gilberto Valle, 28, is accused of conspiracy to kidnap young women, including his wife, whom he would then torture, kill and eat.

# cannibalism - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Cannibalism mystery after Russian fishermen found in wilderness

Two fishermen were rescued after being lost for three months – but there are fears they may have eaten one of their companions to stay alive.

# cannibalism - Thursday 25 October, 2012

NYPD officer arrested over plot to kidnap and eat women

A search of Gilberto Valle’s computer revealed files on over 100 women, each with names, photographs and addresses.

# cannibalism - Monday 23 July, 2012

Vegan society attacks Mattie McGrath for 'cannibalism' comments

The independent Tipp TD is in the firing line after asking whether animal rights wanted meat-eaters to become cannibals.

# cannibalism - Friday 13 July, 2012

Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged

Authorities in Papau New Guinea have charged 29 people with the murders and cannibalism of seven suspected witch doctors.

# cannibalism - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Police investigating suspected Slovakian cannibal uncover bodies in graves

Details from the laptop of a suspected cannibal lead police to the grave of two women in an eastern Slovakian town.

# cannibalism - Friday 27 August, 2010

A RESTAURANT IN BERLIN has kicked off a massively high-profile advertising campaign asking potential diners to donate parts of their bodies, apparently to be converted into a luxury Brazilian cuisine to be fed back to them.

The ‘Flimé‘ restaurant, which has refused to disclose its physical location or the identities of its backers ahead of its opening on September 8th, is seeking ‘members’ who are willing “to donate any part of their body,” with the restaurant shouldering any hospital costs.

The restaurant says its menu is derived from the original tradition of the Wari tribes of modern-day Peru, who (it says) lived by the proverb that “to eat is more than to satisfy hunger”.

“Our innovation lies in the combination of finest ingredients of the Wari culture with classical Brazilian recipes. Let us thrill you with incomparably aromatic and sapid dishes,” claims the website.

Main course dishes include a “jowels stew with rice, green beans and coriander” and “liver with butter beans”. Interested parties can download a medical questionnaire from the website which, when returned, makes them a member – thus agreeing “to donate an arbitrary part of their body to the FLIMÉ.

“The exact bodypart is chosen by the member.”

Naturally, the proposed scheme – if it’s true – is not to everyone’s moral tastes any more than their gastronomic ones.

“I’m working on the assumption that this is some sort of a warped joke,” Michael Braun, the vice-chairman of Berlin’s Christian Democrat party, told Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper Bild.

Many see the website as a gruesome reminder of the case of Armin Meiwes, who was jailed for life in 2006 after being convicted of eating Bernd Jürgen Brandes who had replied to an ad posted online seeking a human volunteer to be eaten.