North Koreans are now turning to cannibalism to survive. Famine, poverty, and draught have been hitting the isolated location hard over the years, and now the mindset of North Koreans is impacted as well.
In many separate cases, there have been reports of cannibalism in spread-out villages. It is not just one population converting to the eating of other human beings. It is a widespread craze.
In one case, a man killed his daughter and then his son for witnessing the murder. When his wife came home, he lied about the absence of their children, but also said they have meat. The wife was suspicious and told the police immediately.
In another area, a man was arrested and executed for killing close to a dozen people and selling their muscles as meat.
Other cases include people selling human ‘muscle’ as mutton and pork in nearby butcher shops.
There are many reports and there have been reports of cannibalism in the past. However, what is being done? Not much. When investigators went to North Korea to see the conditions, they were most likely taken to areas that have not been affected by natural disaster, and government abuse to the point of cannibalism.
It is important to consider that even without cannibalism, the citizens (who are treated like prisoners) of North Korea are abused by the government. They receive hardly any support and their leader (Kim Jong-un) continually puts money into nuclear and military research rather than the welfare of his people.
In the next few years we can pray that South Korea and other caring countries can successfully intervene. In order to do that though it will take more than just removing the inexperienced leader. A full governmental change must be made in North Korea, and the people of that country must be saved. They are not representations of the human abuse. They are victims.
While cannibalism is obviously illegal and disgusting, we must wonder if it is just a side effect of the North Korean tyranny. Cannibalism is not the source of the problem in the North Korea reports right now. The issue is that the government is abusing the citizens to the point where they will kill and eat each other just to survive. The cannibals should be punished for their crimes, but they should also be felt bad for. Obviously opinions will be mixed though.
It will be interesting to see what happens in North Korea in the next year or so. Will the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, come to his senses? Will other countries force them into caring for their people? Or is the only path to success include removing Kim and his cronies from government?
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