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Man is of no importance. Look at what happens when you starve him. He begins to eat his dead companions to stay alive. Man is only interested in his own survival. That is all that counts. All the Spinoza stuff is a lot of rubbish. Felix Dzerzinski, Polish aristocrat
If the unemployed are hungry, why don’t they eat their own bodies? All that good meat going to waste – it makes me mad. Spitting Image s1e6, Mrs Thatcher, ITV 1984
I’ve always wanted to eat Virginia [Bottomley]. Spitting Image s14e6, John Major et al, mountains plane crash, ITV 1992
During dismembered I saved the heart, muscle, meat from the thigh, arm, bicep yeah, liver. Cut it into small pieces, washed them off, put it in these plastic clear plastic freezer bags and put them in the floor of my freezer. Just as an escalation of trying something new, to satisfy, and I would cook it, and then, look at the picture and masturbate afterwards. Jeffrey Dahmer interview
According to Dahmer none of his experimental zombies lived longer than a day ... Dahmer began eating their flesh. Jeffrey Dahmer, CI documentary
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered seventeen young men over thirteen years. He would cut open his victims for his own sexual pleasure, preserve their severed body parts, and towards the end eat their thighs, biceps and hearts. Born to Kill: Jeffrey Dahmer, CI 2013
He [Stephen Griffiths] claimed to have eaten parts of his victims. David Wilson, Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story s2e2: Stephen Griffiths – The Crossbow Cannibal, Channel 5 2013
Once again he [Haigh] claimed to have drunk his victims’ blood before disposing of them. Great Crimes & Trials: Haigh The Acid Bath Murderer
Surinder Koli tempted children into his home before abusing and killing them. The horror wasn’t over: he butchered their bodies later confessing to eating their organs. Evil Up Close s2e6: The Slumdog Cannibal, 2013
He later claimed to police that village elders abused him. ibid.
The depths of his depravity shocked the nation. ibid.
He murdered and raped nineteen children. ibid.
Slowly these feelings turned into my wanting to murder and eat them. Surinder Koli
Hannibal the Cannibal – I don’t expect him to talk to you. The Silence of the Lambs 1991 starring Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins & Scott Glen & Ted Levine & Anthony Heald & Brooke Smith & Diane Baker & Kasi Lemmons & Frankie Fraison & Tracey Walter et al, director Jonathan Demme, Jack Crawford to Agent Starling
He’s a monster. A pure psychopath. ibid. Dr Chilton to Starling
Buffalo Bill – what a naughty boy he is. ibid. Lecter to Starling
You’re not more than one generation from poor white trash. ibid. Lecter to Starling
A census-taker once tried to test me: I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. Slugh-lugh-lugh-lugh. ibid.
What I want is a view: I want a window where I can see a tree. ibid.
What is your worst memory of childhood? ibid.
Our Billy wasn’t born a criminal, Clarice; he was made one through years of systematic abuse. ibid.
Senator, just one more thing – love your suit. ibid. Lecter
He won’t come after me. He won’t. ibid. Starling
Well, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming? ibid. Lecter
I’m having an old friend for dinner. ibid.
Q) What are you doing sitting there in the dark, Starling?
A) Thinking about Cannibalism. Hannibal 2000 starring Anthony Hopkins & Julianne Moore & Gary Oldman & Ray Liotta & Frankie Faison & Giancarlo Giannini & Francesca Neri & David Andrews & Francis Guianan et al, director Ridley Scott, sexist agent to Starling
I hope you don’t mind. I would have used the butcher’s knife but the sword seemed so appropriate. Hannibal Rising 1997 starring Gaspard Ulliel & Aaran Thomas & Gong Li & Dominic West & Rhys Ifans & Helena-Lia Tachovska & Kevin McKidd & Richard Brake & Stephen Walters & Ivan Marevich & Charles Maquignon et al, director Peter Webber, young Lector
Eating people is wrong! Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, The Reluctant Cannibal, song 1956
On 13th October 1972 a Uruguayan rugby team is travelling from Montevideo to Santiago in Chile for a tournament. On the way the plane hits turbulence, and the pilots stray off course ... Thirty-two of the forty-five passengers and crew survive the crash ... No-one knows where the plane has crashed. They are surrounded by mountains with little food or drink. And at an altitude of four thousand metres the temperature is below freezing. To survive, a group of young men will be forced to break the most sacred of human taboos. It will become one of the most remarkable and terrifying survival stories of the twentieth century. Alive in the Andes
At first not all the survivors will eat human flesh. Eventually they all do. The flesh provides enough protein to keep them alive. ibid.
The avalanche buries most of the survivors ... Eight people die in the avalanche. ibid.
Day 69: it’s been nine days since Nando and Roberto left the crash site. A few hours later they get the first real proof they have returned to the land of the living. ibid.
On 22nd December there is a Christmas surprise for those who survived 72 days in the Andes. ibid.
Cannibalism: One of mankind’s ultimate taboos. But what would it take to kill and devour another human being? Piers Gibbon, Cannibal Island
Cannibals don’t just come from remote jungles and desert islands, they also come from England. I’m in Gough’s cave near the village of Cheddar. ibid.
Some of the most recent accounts of cannibal activity come from tribal populations on the island of New Guinea. ibid.
A gross form of insult upon the victim. ibid.
It’s chilling to learn that in the vast un-policed jungles of Papua New Guinea men and women are still killed for suspected witchcraft. ibid.
The trial of a man [Armin Meiwes] accused of killing and eating another man has opened in Germany ... It appears the victim was entirely complicit in the crime. Channel 4 News
He [Armin Meiwes] didn’t just offer a confession, he also gave the court his recording of the act. Crimes that Shook Britain
To the family next door, Armin Meiwes seemed the perfect neighbour. He mowed their lawn, repaired their car and even invited them round for dinner.
Other residents in the small German town of Rotenburg also believed there was nothing odd about the 42-year-old computer expert, whose light burned late into the night inside his creaking mansion. Yesterday, however, Meiwes appeared in court charged with killing – and then frying and eating – another man.
In one of the most extraordinary trials in German criminal history, the self-confessed cannibal admitted that he had met a 43-year-old Berlin engineer, Bernd Brandes, after advertising on the internet, and had chopped him up and eaten him.
It was, he said, something he had wanted to do for a long time. ‘I always had the fantasy and in the end I fulfilled it,’ Meiwes told the court on the first day of his trial for murder in the nearby city of Kassel.
Yesterday German prosecutors described how Meiwes had fantasised about killing and devouring someone, including his classmates, from the age of eight ...
Over the next few weeks, he defrosted and cooked parts of Mr Brandes in olive oil and garlic, eventually consuming 20kg of human flesh before police finally turned up at his door.