Are there such things as acceptable cannibals? In some countries where is cannibalism common, people either know to stay away from certain areas, or it’s such a normal way of life that they pay no mind to the group of people eating a person. One of the sad truths about cannibal cultures is that most of them either live in areas that are deeply cut off from the rest of the world, or they’re made up of holdovers from militias that stalked third world countries during the back half of the 20th century.
Cannibals have a variety of reasons for doing what they do, but most of them fall into two camps: endocannibalism, the eating of the dead, or cannibalism in order to gain the powers of those they eat. Are there some countries where one style is more accepted than the other? Keep reading to find out.
Of the people that still practice cannibalism, most of them either live deep in the South American jungles or on isolated islands. But that’s not to say there aren’t cannibals in more westernized countries. Cannibalism around the world begins to take on a more theatrical flair the further it gets from a tribal body. In places like Eastern Europe, the cannibal groups are made up of pseudo-occultists who eat the flesh of children, while in China, the cannibalism is somehow even worse, yet incredibly mundane. To learn about the places where you can still eat a person, keep scrolling. Hopefully, you’ve got an empty stomach.