There are few greater taboos in human culture than that against cannibalism. There’s something especially grotesque in the minds of most humans about eating their fellow man.
Even so, cannibalism still persists as a practice in some pockets of the world. In fact, there have been horrendous acts of cannibalism in places that you’d think would long have given up the practice.
On the list below, we’re going to take a look at 16 places where cannibalism is still practiced. In some cases, it’s still practiced by ancient and reclusive cultures. In others, people in the contemporary world who have strange desires (to say the least) practice cannibalism.
1. Democratic Republic of Congo
In 2014, the town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo thought that they’d uncovered a member of the Allied Democratic Forces in their midst. After capturing the man, a crowd then stoned him to death and burned him. Afterwards, the crowd is then reported to have eaten the man’s remains.