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People Are Resorting to Cannibalism in N. Korea

 
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Dodge7



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: People Are Resorting to Cannibalism in N. Korea Reply with quote

Didn't know it's gotten that bad up there. What disturbed me the most was when the father hacked up his children when the mother was at work and when she got home said, "We have meat."

http://www.examiner.com/article/korea-cannibalism-claims-famine-behind-north-korean-cannibals

..."While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and, because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat.'...
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andrewchon



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"They can have my cake." - Marie Antoinette and me, too.
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tanklor1



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sceptical about this.
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flakfizer



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tanklor1 wrote:
I'm sceptical about this.

Yeah, Koreans are pretty willing to eat frogs, snakes, wild roots, etc. even when there isn't a food shortage. It's hard to believe they can't find any of these things are resorting to cannibalism.
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falco



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tanklor1 wrote:
I'm sceptical about this.


Well cannibalism become fairly widespread during the '95 - 98' famine in the north. That comes directly from defectors who survived that period. The economic situation there has barely improved much during the intervening period, so it should hardly come as a surprise that it may be happening (or is continuing to happen) again.
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Died By Bear



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gives a whole new meaning to 'I'd really like to meat you'. eh.
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ajuma



Joined: 18 Feb 2003
Location: Anywere but Seoul!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I believe the article? Not necessarily. How in the world would this story get out??

Do I believe that N. Korea has suffered a particularly harsh winter? Of course! If it's been this cold here in the south, how much colder/snowier has it been there?

Do I believe that N. Koreans resort to cannibalism? Of course! When you've been without food for long periods of time, wouldn't you at least consider it?
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falco



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How in the world would this story get out??


From defectors....?
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figshdg



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ajuma wrote:
Do I believe the article? Not necessarily. How in the world would this story get out??


Rather easily with Chinese cell phones. Several NGOs working on North Korean issues have sources that live on the North Korean side of the Chinese border. Take a look at some of the media sources specifically dedicated to North Korea. They report all the time from their sources.

The Japanese guy that released the information has a website which publishes information from citizen journalists in North Korea - http://www.asiapress.org/rimjingang/english/

You can see the original report on the recent famine and alleged cannibalism here - http://www.asiapress.org/rimjingang/english/archive/pdf/2012-2013_Hwanghae_Report_ASIAPRESS_North_Korea_Reporting_Team_V004.pdf
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alwaysbeclosing100



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: re Reply with quote

this happened quite frequently during the famine in the 90s when millions of people starved to death.......it was very real........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_famine
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