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eRumorAborted Babies are Being
Sold For Food in Taiwan and China-Fiction!
There are several versions
of this eRumor. Some are regarding China. Others are
regarding Taiwan. They all claim that aborted fetuses are
being purchased for cooking and eating. Many of the eRumor emails include pictures of an Asian man who appears to be eating a
These eRumors about babies
being a delicacy in Taiwan or China are
a hoax. The realistic looking pictures are of a
controversial Chinese Artist from Shanghai named Zhu Yu.
According to the Taipei Times newspaper, he has an artistic
performance titled "Infatuation on Injuries." A
part of the presentation is a scene he calls "Man-Eater"
during which he appears to be eating from a cooked human
fetus. In his interview with the Taipei Times, he admitted
that it is a real fetus that was stolen from a medical school and
that he cooked himself.
A Malaysian tabloid paper titled Perdana published pictures of Zhu
Yu's performance but claimed they were from a Taiwanese restaurant
that served the fetuses to customers. The article infuriated
Taiwan, which does not condone eating human flesh, and the
government demanded the paper print a retraction.
It should be pointed out that even though this story about fetuses
being menu items and sold for food us not true, there are
cultures, including Asian ones, that believe in magical powers of
ingesting various unusual biological substances such as placentas,
umbilical cords and stillborn or aborted fetuses.
Last updated 12/31/01
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
I got this message from my friend and here I am
forwarding to all of you to see some facts going on in this world.
Hope u all co-operate in eradicating this evil thing.
What u are going to witness here is a fact, Don't get Scared!
"It's Taiwan's hottest food..." In Taiwan,
dead babies or fetuses could be bought at $50 to $70 from hospitals to
meet the high demand for grilled and barbecued babies ... What a sad
state of affairs!!
Please forward this message to as many people as u
can so that it can be seen by the world and someone takes action on
the same. It is a thing against human race and unless we people of the
world put hand to hand to eradicate this custom this will not end.
Even the word impossible says i m possible.
So friends hope u spread this message as far as u can take care.
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