Dear Jonny, Eating Humans…
Do you think you’d have any problem killing and eating human beings if the alternative was starvation and death?
What a nice question. My answer: I’d have no problem whatsoever. People differ from cattle only because they shit a little less, think a little more (debatable), graze through drive-thrus instead of pastures, and ingest one hell of lot more carcinogens (when’s the last time you saw a cow polish off a pack of Marlboro Reds before tucking in to ten Jack ‘n cokes and a few grams of cocaine?) So rather than there being any sort of moral issue, I’d be more concerned with the purity of the meat. That said, if I had consistent access to clean, lean, carcinogen-free (think vegetarian Mormons) human steak, my biggest dilemma would be locating the Tabasco sauce and securing an over-sized bib. Also, I’d insist that everyone I dined upon were, in life, Bush fans.