Showing posts with label cannibalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cannibalism. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Cannibalism legal in Idaho under certain conditions

By Jack Brummet, Anthropophagy Ed.

The Donner Party would be off the hook in Idaho

A law (still currently on the books) in Idaho provides for an affirmative defense against cannibalism under certain conditions.

18-5003.  CANNIBALISM DEFINED -- PUNISHMENT. (1) Any person who wilfully ingests the flesh or blood of a human being is guilty of cannibalism.
(2)  It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of the provisions of this section that the action was taken under extreme life-threatening conditions as the only apparent means of survival.
(3)  Cannibalism is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding fourteen (14) years.

[18-5003, added 1990, ch. 210, sec. 2, p. 468.]


Monday, March 26, 2007

Scientists create a sheep that's 15% human: when this stuff hits the market, we'll need to repeal the standing cannibalism laws

According to Claudia Joseph in The Daily Mail scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera, with the body of a sheep and sheep-human organ hybrids.

These sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells. Clearly, their evolution raises the prospects of even more animal organs being transplanted into humans. Professor Esmail Zanjani, of the University of Nevada, spent seven years and 7 million dollars perfecting the technique of injecting adult human cells into sheep's fetuses.