Can you wonder who is the most dangerous animal in the world? Whatever your answer is for the time being. But after reading this article, one thing is sure that your perspective would change regarding this. Human involves himself into many practices. But those are not always socially acceptable. The practice of Cannibalism is at the peek amongst.
So, firstly, What is Cannibalism?
Cannibalism can be defined as a situation where entire or some body parts of an individual of a species is consumed by another individual of the same species. Cannibals are the individuals involved in this.
So, let’s have a look at the 9 places where Cannibalism still resides.
One can see the evidence of Cannibalism in Liberia right after the First Liberian Civil War. Doctors of that time, those without Borders, reported this act and in a hope for further investigation sent that corroboration to the Amnesty International. But the information was never made public. The Secretary general of Amnesty International at that time, Pierre Sane, gave a statement that they can’t do anything with the bodies after human rights violations are committed because that is not a part of their concern. General Butt Naked, a former warlord who fought against former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, confessed in 2008 that he was involved in human sacrifices. Those included the killing of a child and taking out the heart, dividing into parts for everyone to eat.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
In 2003, Sinafasi Makelo, representing the Mbuti Pygmies during a meeting with United Nations Members, made some claims that the Ituri Province’s Congolese rebels were eating the Mbuti People alive. Amuzati Nzoli, the world’s most famous pygmy, said that he watched a group of rebel soldiers cooking and eating his family in 2002. He further added that the rebels even sprinkled salt on the flesh as they ate as if Cannibalism was in their habit.
The Naihehe Caves-Sigatoka, Fiji
Fiji, once, was commonly known as the Cannibals Island and the Naihehe Caves in Sigatoka as the Cannibal Cave. But Since the 19th century, Only one Cannibal group is known to live in the former caves. The book “Fiji and the Fijians” reflects How terrifying the cannibalism in Fiji was. The Author writes,” A Chief’s wife from a small island of Lakeba ran away in the middle of the night. After some days, the trackers as ordered by the chief, brought her back. The Chief chopped her wife’s arms and cooked. Later in the evening, she was made to sit beside him to watch her husband consuming her own arms, in horror”.
Papua New Guinea
In Western New Guinea, running along the Ndeiram Kabur River, nearly 4000 people of Korowai tribe still reserve the consumption of human flesh. They consider consuming it at some special occasions which they name as, revenge. According to their beliefs, a khakhua or Witch man kills the tribe people for unknown reasons. So, they must eat the body of the victim in order to avenge him. As per the controversial Paul Raffaele, who went to Korowai people to know them in deep, the Korowais’ put a test to him. The tribe people gave him a pack of meat and told him that it was human. If he would eat that, he could stay with them otherwise he has to leave. He ate that so they allowed him.
The Ganges River, India
An exiled cult of monks feared across India, The Agrohis believe that they can become more spiritually enlightened after consuming the deceased. This tribe has only about 20 members left today which were in number of hundreds at some time. This mysterious tribe lives in cemeteries and eats human flesh and drink alcohol from human skulls, as part of their rituals. They even meditate on the top of Cadavers (corpse) in search of spiritual enlightenment. The Agrohis just eat bodies that are already dead, they never kill the humans they eat.
The Cannibalism practices of Cambodia are severe. It was during the Khemar Rebellion of the 1970’s, The Cambodian troops reportedly cut out and ate their enemy soldier’s hearts and livers after the rebels were killed. Ouk Him, among the survivors of the Khmer Rouge, witnesses an incidence unfathomable to most.
Ms. Him while explaining the incidence says, “Once, a pregnant woman was detained at the prison with me. She felt stomach pain as she was due to deliver a baby. The Cadre in charge at the prison brought her out of the detention cell. As the woman was marched onto the grounds of the prison, I could hear the piercing screams through the walls of her cell and then silence. I saw a Khmer Rouge cadre who walked her out come back and he raised up his hand with a human liver and heart and shouted,’Here’s the liver and heart from that woman. Let’s eat and drink it with alcohol'”.
On May 26, Miami Police shot a face-eating cannibal, Rudy Eugene(homeless man). He showed the signs of ingesting the synthetic cocaine substitute known as bath salts. Eugene was found feasting on the face of another homeless man, Ronald Poppo, in the daylight on a busy highway. The Police said that Eugene had ripped off his clothes, gnawing the victim’s face down to his goatee. There was no nose, no mouth and the forehead was just bone. The Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami banned three chemicals used in Bath salts but incidence still continued to happen.
Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
Nuku Hiva, once renowned for its unbelievable beautiful island, now more famous for the cannibal act associated with eating of German Tourist, Stefan Ramin. Stefan Ramin was out for a trip with his girlfriend. He then went out for a traditional goat hunting with a tourist guide but soon went missing. It was feared that Stefan Ramin was cooked and swallowed as his remains were found on a campfire, on the French Polynesian island that supposedly belonged to a cannibalistic tribe. It is still under investigation whether or not the tour guide was a part of this tribe. But it is certain that he had a connection.
A self-confessed Cannibal, Arwin Meiwes, admitted that he had met a 43-year-old Berlin engineer, Bernd Brandes, after advertising on the internet, and had diced him into pieces and eaten up. He posted the advertisement in the hope of finding someone willing to volunteer their body to him. Arwin recorded the entire scene in a video. The two shared a dinner of Bernd’s genitals before Arwin stabbed him into his chest with a foot-long knife. Since Cannibalism itself isn’t a crime in Germany, so he was charged for murder only.