Just in time to get the creeps for Halloween... Another human-flesh eater is arrested and charged with plotting to kidnap, kill, cook and consume women. Since January, New York police officer Gilberto Valle discussed cooking and eating female bodies with an undercover FBI agent.
Valle's computer was confiscated and shown to have "a blueprint" for "Abducting and Cooking" women along with their personal information, physical descriptions and photographs of at least 100 women. The arrest warrant documents several conversations regarding the details of the plotted crimes.
Valle is asked "How big is your oven?"
VALLE: Big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs...
He also planned to "cook her over a low heat" and remarked that one of the women in the photo "looks tasty".
In fact and in fiction through necessity of eating the dead (necro-cannibalism) and for kinky kicks of killing, there are stories of those with an appetite for human flesh.
Alexander Kinyua CANNIBAL STUDENT eats Roomates Heart and Brain
Armin Meiwes - The Man Who Ate His Lover
Brazilian Cannibals Arrested For Making Empanadas With Human Meat
Jieming Liu killed and consumed his 73 year old wife
Now all this talk of "long pig" is quite repulsive to read and certainly to write about... But I had to in order to make this final point: For all the twisted excuses most people have to eat nonhuman animals... There isn't a single rational one that would disqualify eating a human one as well.
So I guess in this one way --- Living in a world of over 7 billion carnists --- I'm grateful the bulk of them follow this one irrational species exclusion. Scary isn't it?
To paraphrase da Vinci:
The time will come when men will look upon the eating of other-animals as they look upon the eating of human ones.
And remember... For the best of Halloweens... Make it a vegan one.