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suze
804012.  Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:35 pm Reply with quote

I think that would depend how you came by the cadaver. Digging up a buried body is usually going to be illegal - but if you happen to be the next of kin or have the consent of that person, it might not be.

Somewhat curiously, stealing a dead body from the morgue or chapel of rest before it has been buried or cremated is considered as no more than common theft. One might perhaps think it would be treated more seriously than pinching a tin of beans from Tesco.

Eating the body of a person who had been murdered by a third party, with a view to helping the murderer dispose of the body, would also be illegal.

But if you were somehow lawfully in possession of a human corpse, you would commit no crime if you were to eat it.

 
Spud McLaren
804022.  Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:54 pm Reply with quote

Hmm. It was the "so long as the death occurs naturally" part that set me thinking.

 
samivel
804041.  Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:25 am Reply with quote

Also, I don't think cannibalism is illegal if someone willingly cuts off some of their flesh and serves it to you for dinner. An unlikely scenario, I agree, but not against the law.

 
sjb
804128.  Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:27 am Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
An unlikely scenario

That's what you think.

:P

 
suze
804206.  Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:28 am Reply with quote

WARNING - this post is a bit gross. Do not read while eating; do not read if of a sensitive disposition.

I'm actually not sure about that. The ECHR ruled (Laskey v United Kingdom 1997, commonly known as "the Spanner case") that it is illegal to "consent to receive an act which will cause serious bodily harm".

Quite what that means is unclear. The Spanner case concerned a group of gay men who thought it would be fun to whip and scarify each others' scrota, and the ECHR upheld their convictions for assault in an English court. Even though none of the men required medical attention.

Although conversely, there is R v Slingsby 1995. A man performed consensual anal fisting on a woman while wearing a signet ring. The signet ring caused internal injury and the woman died of septicaemia. Not guilty of manslaughter.

Some have interpreted the Spanner ruling as making it illegal for a person to have his/her genitalia tattooed or pierced. In which case, it has to be illegal to consent to chop part of yourself off.

But surgical amputation of a limb or surgical removal of an organ are sometimes medically necessary. And in such a case, I can't see any legal objection to eating the removed body part.

 
Ian Dunn
804219.  Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:02 pm Reply with quote

I know that the Spanner case is considered to be controversal because the result of the case made many S&M acts illegal which sadomasochists view as a form of discrimination.

As a result, the main campaign group in the UK that camapigns for the rights of fetishists is called The Spanner Trust.

 
nitwit02
804314.  Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:13 pm Reply with quote

That decision must have been a bit of a wrench.

 
gruff5
804345.  Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:25 am Reply with quote

For some reason, I thought this was going to be a thread about Pakistan (a country I've spent some time in), but cannibalism is equally interesting.....

 
Ian Dunn
804432.  Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:55 am Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:
For some reason, I thought this was going to be a thread about Pakistan (a country I've spent some time in), but cannibalism is equally interesting.....


Same here. You mention cannibalism once, and suddenly everyone is hooked.

 
suze
804435.  Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:01 am Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:
For some reason, I thought this was going to be a thread about Pakistan (a country I've spent some time in), but cannibalism is equally interesting.....


It is, but feel free to tell us about Pakistan as well ! Staying on topic has never been a rule of these forums, and that ain't about to change!

 
jaycube
931121.  Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:11 am Reply with quote

The surprised thing is these guys get jailed in just for 6 months,

 
gruff5
931170.  Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:45 am Reply with quote

jaycube wrote:
The surprised thing is these guys get jailed in just for 6 months,

Yes, it's far faster than this thread is moving! ;-)

 
Zebra57
982573.  Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:05 am Reply with quote

India has voiced its concern over the decision of Pakistan to hand over the operation of its strategically located Port of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea to China. This puts in place China's "string of pearls" strategy.

This has prompted India to open talks with Oman and Japan over strategic co-operation.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/18299706.cms

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-29/india/36615613_1_maritime-dialogue-india-and-japan-joint-naval-exercises

 
tommyk
1087466.  Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:29 am Reply with quote

I don't know if this is already common knowledge but I didn't know and maybe there are others like me, so thought I'd share; The name Pakistan is actually an acronym. The name was devised by students at Cambridge in a pamphlet produced just over a decade before Pakistan's independence. It stands for Punjab, Afghania,Kashmir, Sindh, and Baluchistan.

If this is common knowledge I sincerely apologise.

 
gruff5
1087733.  Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:35 am Reply with quote

I've spent months in Pakistan, almost entirely in the northern areas in among the Karakorum mountains. Love the friendly people there, love the amazing scenery, but don't like the idea of Pakistan the political entity. The people who be just as great, the scenery just as magnificent, if Gandhi had got his way, partition had never happened and the Islamic state had not been set up.

 

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