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NEWS: Help me, There's a Man in my Fridge

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posted on May, 4 2005 @ 06:15 AM
A German man, Ralf Meyer, 41, has been charged with murdering and eating a homosexual man whom he lured to his home from a chat room. Police are certain Meyer's crime was a copy-crime based on the murder and ingestion of a software engineer by Armin Meiwes, known as the "Cannibal of Rotenburg." Meyer, a decorator, had been advertising for a victim to be "roasted" for two years. There is no law against cannibalism in Germany.
A CANNIBAL confessed yesterday to a court in Berlin that he had killed a teacher and fed the man’s lungs to his cat before he had sliced off and salted other parts of his body with a view to eating them later.

Ralf Meyer, 41, a decorator, was clearly emulating Armin Meiwes, the “Cannibal of Rotenburg”, who was jailed last year for murdering and eating a software specialist.

“I’m ashamed and cannot even dare to offer an apology to his relatives,” Herr Meyer said in a confession read out by his defence lawyer.

The victim, Joe Ritzkowsky, 33, taught music at Berlin’s renowned Waldorf School. The clergyman’s son was drawn to Herr Meyer’s flat through an internet chat room. He let himself be tied to the bed and the two men had sex, during which Herr Meyer dug a screwdriver into the teacher’s neck.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

It is interesting to note the number of people who are not only willing to be participants in cannibalistic activities, but who are willing to be the victims of a cannibal. According to German police estimates based on internet monitoring, the number of people who are interested in being eaten outnumber those willing to watch the act or actually consume the victim by a about 3.5 to 1.

I don't know what else to say. According to some experts, humans are the only animals who systematically eat members of their own species. That's a rather alarming fact, but not as alarming as the fact that there are actually those who would volunteer to be murdered and eaten.

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[edit on 05/5/4 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 06:26 AM
EEEWWWW that's got a massive YUCK factor to it.

i wasn' t clear from the article............did the man KNOW he was going to be eaten when he was lured there and tied to the bed??

not the ORIGINAL case...........this one you refer to in the article?

i can't imagine consuming a human for FUN. good lord. that's just weird.


posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:07 PM
with a nice Cianti... sipsipsipsipsip

It is a wide world obviously... and there are a lot of wierdos out there...
Maybe they ought to make a law against it? ya think?

boy howdy...
those progressive germans... how liberated of them to allow cannibals to run loose in society...
funny how what would be a death sentence here, isn't even formally against the law in Germany.
did they ever outlaw genocide as well? maybe someone should check the books...
(comments dripping with sarcasm, just in case that wasn't clear)

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:11 PM
okay, no law against consuming human flesh, however murder is illegal I presume?

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:29 PM
So a german cannibal comes across a dead man and starts eating him. He eats his face, let;'s say. The police know the cannibal did not kill the man. So what, the cops say, "hey meal's over...go on home"? That's crazy.

Also, I thought cannibalism was a pretty widespread thing among animals?

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:35 PM
I thought that there was a man in my fridge once. Turned out I was in the wrong apartment!

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:38 PM
Why did he only serve a year in jail for eating a software specialitst last year? He should have never been out of prison.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:39 PM
these people should go to and register themselves as a willing participant.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 01:56 PM
I don't think it's accurate to say animals don't eat their own. Many animals do, habitually even.

The mantis, various snakes, spiders, even chimpanzees. The list is much more extensive, but I think the point has been made sufficiently.

I don't see any reaon why cannibalism should be illegal. Murder, yes. Cannibalism, who's to say what one can eat? The laws that prevent cannibalism are those which target the peripheral activities that most cannibals take part in. Laws like improper disposal of human remains, murder, grave robbing, etc..

I wouldn't sign up to be eaten, and so I have no worry that I will become the victim of a consensual cannibal. The laws don't need to protect me from my own bad decision making.

The state isn't a nanny, remember. The state is designed to prevent us from hurting each other, to resolve disputes, and to regulate trade, along with dealing on an international level with our enemies and allies, either through diplomacy or military action. The state was never designed to police its own citizens in terms of what they can wear, who they can date, or what they can put in their bodies.

If you're sick/stupid enough to sign up to get killed and eaten, well, frankly, society doesn't need you. There are certainly people who seek help for sick fantasies, and for the most part they get that help. Those who won't seek help are at the mercy of their own flaws. As nature intended.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 02:11 PM

Originally posted by WyrdeOne

I don't see any reaon why cannibalism should be illegal.

Well, if you sign up to be eaten, no, I guess that's a persons own choice. But in the example I gave above, yes, that kind of cannabilism should be illegal.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 05:40 PM
The story does not make it crystal clear whether the victim was willing or not.

'lured the victim' sounds like the victim was unwitting.

IMO a distinctly different case than in Rotenburg, where the victim was willing.

With 6 billion people and counting, and with the over fishing to extinction other species, willing cannibalism does not disturb me that much.

You do realize we raise entire species of animals in deplorable conditions simply to butcher and eat them don't you?

Intelligent people realize there is violence inherent in our lives.

The idea of civilization is to give form and order to that violence.

The foolish are lead to believe that because they don't see the violence right in their faces it isn't happening.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 07:05 PM
and they do this knowing all the terrible additives in foods and the environment? Human meat has *got* to be bad for you!

I can imagine the cholesterol, sodium, and carcinogens, parasites, diseases. Better roast it up well and good, eh?

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 07:35 PM
I agree with you. People have been duped into thinking we live in a bubble. Murder is a fact of life, it's widely regarded as the pinnacle of evolution. And the slaughterhouse grinds on...

And they were different incidents. Mutually agreeable cannibalism is certainly disturbing, but there's not a whole lot of justification to make it illegal.

Agree completely. I would no more eat a human than I would a vulture. Disgusting, filthy creatures, both. Humans have fat with a texture like creamed corn.
Who would want to eat that? Oh well, to each his own.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 09:00 PM
OMFG the eaten to eaters ratio is 3.5 to 1
....WTF is this world coming too. I mean its screwed up but how bad off do you have to be to WANT to be killed and eaten like common cattle??

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 10:12 PM
Guessed Of Honor

Wikipedia has a good article on cannibalism, for anyone who is curious.

As for cases like this, they are hardly the most bizarre acts human beings have committed and regularly commit on an ongoing basis.

If our news sources reported every such act with 100% accuracy as it occurred, most people would not be able to deal with it.

So we don't.

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