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By David Vance On May 7th, 2012

Wonder what you make of this story? 

Pills filled with powdered human baby flesh have been  found by customs officials.  South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease. The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea Customs Service said. Customs officials refused to say where the dead babies came from or who made the capsules, citing possible diplomatic friction with Beijing. Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the production of drugs made from dead foetuses or newborns last year.

Horrendous. What SORT of culture facilitates the chopping up of small babies?

16 Responses to “DEPRAVED BEYOND WORDS…”

  1. The Oriental will eat absolutely anything that’s vaguely edible.
    It must be something to do with past centuries of mass starvation. It’s hard to kick an old habit.

  2. You know that China’s involved the moment you read what’s in the pills.

  3. This is very different from eating for nutritional purposes.

    This is the backwards and horrible side of an otherwise interesting culture. It is depraved superstition. As in South Africa, where there is a belief that raping a baby will cure AIDS.

    Our own culture has it’s flaws, but none as bad as these two.

  4. Libelling two countries in one sentence Phantom; that is racial stereotyping and I’m reporting you to DV….

  5. It’s not libel if it’s true!

  6. Pete Moore –

    I saw a similar reply to yours on a news website which reported on a convicted murderer who had frenziedly stabbed a woman 52 times.
    The only comment was “No photo eh? never mind, I just googled the name, and guess what…?

  7. “If it walks on land, swims in the sea or flies in the air you can eat it”

    – Mao Zedong

    In a country with the populace the size of China’s it’s no surprise that some cling old wives tales cures etc but surely :

    Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the production of drugs made from dead foetuses or newborns last year

    Would suggest that the practice isn’t condoned by the Chinese government?

  8. Someone’s gonna get executed.

    But these vicious superstitions will persist.

    Similar ” medicine ” superstitions about land and sea wildlife are doing terrible damage to the tigers, sharks, etc. of course.

  9. Bernard –

    Earlier on I saw a “Pills filled with powdered human baby flesh seized” link on the Telegraph’s front page (it’s still there). I knew China was involved. South Korea was mentioned at the top of the piece, and I still knew China was involved. They seem to have a need to do strange things to the very young over there.

  10. “It’s not libel if it’s true! ”

    Strictly speaking Phantom, certainly under English law that is not necessarily the case. Libel simply means to intend to defame another persons character without justified intent and it does not automatically rely on the published item being factually untrue. That’s probably one of the reasons why Rich chancers flock=s to the English courts to launcg libel trials.

  11. Korea of course is deeply influenced by Chinese culture



    How badly can I defame mahons before I cross into the land of bad intent?

  12. Phantom

    Mahons has to have a good reputation to defame in the first place 😉

  13. Let the record show that the Irish band Dervish who are now joining the boycott of Israel played China without any concern.

    Phantom – you will have to get in line.

  14. The divest knuckleheads don’t know nothin’ about no stinkin’ China. It has nothing to do with their strategery.

  15. If true, disgusting beyond measure.

    But I’ll hold my fire, too many of these shocking stories end up to be falsehoods.

    Mahon’s reputation is still doing just fine.

  16. The Irish will never, ever defile any one or anything, which provides substantial financial gain.

    Israel doesn’t therefore the Irish do nothing but vilify the country and openly aid the Israeli enemies despite the fact that Hamas and Hezbollah are known terrorists organisations. Well, for that matter, so is the I.R.A. and the general populace in the republic either support them or remain silent.

    However, the Irish see China as a heavy-duty cash cow.

    So no matter how many evil “deeds” the Chinese are accused of, a blind Celtic eye will be turned, but the palm-up hand will remain extended.