What You Need to Know About Cannibalism in Texas
In Texas, cannibalism isn't exactly illegal, but it also isn't exactly legal either!
I don't know if it's the fact that I've been binge watching "Hannibal"- great show by the way- but cannibalism has been on my mind for the past few days. In the show, noted psychiatrist Hannibal Lector creates some amazing-looking meals using human meat! Of course, he's also killing- but the food he makes always looks great.
So, it got me thinking: is cannibalism even illegal? And I came to find out that there is only one state where cannibalism is illegal: Idaho! Other states don't have direct anti-cannibalism laws! However, there are laws for how you obtain that human meat!
For instance: if you murder someone to eat their flesh- well, the murder is illegal. If you steal an already dead body to consume the flesh- bam! Illegal. Even if the person consents for you to kill them so you can eat their flesh- illegal. This is the one instance where consent isn't best!
One reason that has been mentioned as to why cannibalism isn't straight up illegal is because it's an extremely rare occurrence that lawmakers don't necessarily see it as a common threat- but after watching a bunch of "Hannibal" maybe it should be a concern!
Now, while purchasing human body parts for educational purposes may be legal- there is one piece of information that may deter someone from that as well; the cost. You could be paying up towards $3,000 for a torso with legs intact!
It sounds like being a cannibal comes at a hefty price; and while it may not be fully illegal, it's still unlawful.
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