Saturday, December 29, 2007

Cannibalism kept crashed footballers alive

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1972 At a press conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, ten of the 16 survivors of an October 13 plane crash (Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571), 71 days previously in the Andes, admitted that they had eaten the raw flesh of dead companions to stay alive.

The Uruguayans were members of a rugby football team, and the bizarre occurrence spawned a popular theme for bumper stickers: 'Rugby Players Eat Their Dead'. A quote from one of the team: "If we had been soccer players, we would have died".

2 Comments:

Blogger Daniel said...

Cannibalism is a very controversial part of society, isn't it? Should cannibalism to survive be considered wrong?

6:48 PM  
Blogger Pip said...

In my own view, no. Of course, the circumstances might have an effect on my view, but in general I think it's ethical to do it.

6:54 PM  

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