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By the time provincial police airlifted him out three months later, Lavoie was barely able to speak or eat. He suffered hypothermia and dehydration and had lost about 90 pounds.
Couldn't do it, wouldn't want to, I'm a vagitarian.edit on 4-11-2013 by HUMBLEONE because: (no reason given)
Sorry to post something a bit off topic here, but am I the only one who keeps reading the title and misreads it as "Hitler killed and ate his German Shepherd"? I think I may need a break from these forums...
Anyways, as for the REAL story, this is ashame. But one must do what one can to survive. I guarantee you that if this person took the moral high ground and let himself starve, the dog would feast on him.
Sorry to post something a bit off topic here, but am I the only one who keeps reading the title and misreads it as "Hitler killed and ate his German Shepherd"?
There were extreme reactions to the psychological effects during the experiment including self-mutilation (one subject amputated three fingers of his hand with an axe, though the subject was unsure if he had done so intentionally or accidentally). Participants exhibited a preoccupation with food, both during the starvation period and the rehabilitation phase. Sexual interest was drastically reduced, and the volunteers showed signs of social withdrawal and isolation.The participants reported a decline in concentration, comprehension and judgment capabilities, although the standardized tests administered showed no actual signs of diminished capacity.
The dog saved him from a bear, and likely kept him warm at night, and likely also kept away other wildlife that could have been dangerous.
The dog could have probably caught, or dug up something edible, and shared.
IMO, the dog - alive - was a far greater asset than this man realized.