Man and his friends get served tacos made from his own amputated leg

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By James Kay

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After he got his leg amputated, a man and his pals sat down to eat some tacos... made out of his own flesh.

Cannibalism is largely frowned upon across the world and with good reason.

However, I only found out the other day that in some countries it's technically legal to eat someone but obviously illegal to murder them.

So I suppose this is in case you find yourself in a survival situation where someone has passed away naturally and there's nothing else to eat.

A man had his leg turned into tacos (stock photo, don't worry). Credit: Oscar Wong/Getty

But this is also a story of cannibalism that isn't illegal, as a man and his friends sat down to eat his amputated leg.

Reddit user IncrediblyShinySh**t, known as ISS, hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session where people could question his bizarre meal time.

The conversation delved into uncharted territory as ISS confessed to repurposing his severed limb into a meal for himself and a select group of adventurous friends.

Describing the taste, ISS likened it to buffalo meat, albeit chewier, with a robust beef flavor and minimal fat content.

Despite the shock value, ISS's friends reportedly embraced the unconventional feast, albeit with a touch of apprehension. "I had one person back out, and it’s totally understandable," ISS conceded.

To be fair, as much as I like my friends, I would also draw the line at eating their leg.


Reflecting on the origins of the idea, ISS revealed: "My friends and I always had this joke, ‘If you could try human flesh in an ethical and healthy way, would you?’"

ISS's amputation stemmed from a motorcycle accident that left him with irreversible damage to his foot.

Faced with the prospect of discarding his severed appendage, ISS seized the opportunity to eat it instead.

"Originally I wanted to have it taxidermied or freeze-dried," ISS explained to VICE, revealing the initial plans that ultimately fell through.

As for the preparation of this bizarre delicacy, ISS provided intricate details of the cooking process.

"[The chef] marinated it overnight and sauteed it with onions, peppers, salt, pepper, and lime juice," he said. "Then he served it on corn tortillas with a tomatillo sauce."

They called the dish "Human Shin Fajitas" for obvious reasons.

The ethics surrounding cannibalism reminds me of the story of Armin Meiwes, a German man who found a willing participant who wanted to be eaten, per the Sun.

Meiwes found his victim, Bernd-Jurgen Brandes, on an online forum, and the pair hit it off.

Brandes willingly went to Meiwes' home where he consensually had his penis cut off, which the German tried to fry and eat but ended up burning it.

Meiwes consensually killed and ate another man. Credit: Michael Wallrath/Pool/Getty

Meiwes then killed Brandes, with his permission, and cut up his body and stored it in the freezer where he slowly consumed it.

The courts had a hard time because they didn't know what crime to accuse Meiwes of committing.

Cannibalism wasn't illegal, but it was the death of Brandes that caused confusion because some claimed it was manslaughter, while others said it was murder.

Both would carry different punishments.

Meiwes was originally convicted to eight years behind bars but at a retrial, he was sentenced to life.

He now claims to be a vegetarian.

Featured image credit: Oscar Wong/Getty

Man and his friends get served tacos made from his own amputated leg

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

After he got his leg amputated, a man and his pals sat down to eat some tacos... made out of his own flesh.

Cannibalism is largely frowned upon across the world and with good reason.

However, I only found out the other day that in some countries it's technically legal to eat someone but obviously illegal to murder them.

So I suppose this is in case you find yourself in a survival situation where someone has passed away naturally and there's nothing else to eat.

A man had his leg turned into tacos (stock photo, don't worry). Credit: Oscar Wong/Getty

But this is also a story of cannibalism that isn't illegal, as a man and his friends sat down to eat his amputated leg.

Reddit user IncrediblyShinySh**t, known as ISS, hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session where people could question his bizarre meal time.

The conversation delved into uncharted territory as ISS confessed to repurposing his severed limb into a meal for himself and a select group of adventurous friends.

Describing the taste, ISS likened it to buffalo meat, albeit chewier, with a robust beef flavor and minimal fat content.

Despite the shock value, ISS's friends reportedly embraced the unconventional feast, albeit with a touch of apprehension. "I had one person back out, and it’s totally understandable," ISS conceded.

To be fair, as much as I like my friends, I would also draw the line at eating their leg.


Reflecting on the origins of the idea, ISS revealed: "My friends and I always had this joke, ‘If you could try human flesh in an ethical and healthy way, would you?’"

ISS's amputation stemmed from a motorcycle accident that left him with irreversible damage to his foot.

Faced with the prospect of discarding his severed appendage, ISS seized the opportunity to eat it instead.

"Originally I wanted to have it taxidermied or freeze-dried," ISS explained to VICE, revealing the initial plans that ultimately fell through.

As for the preparation of this bizarre delicacy, ISS provided intricate details of the cooking process.

"[The chef] marinated it overnight and sauteed it with onions, peppers, salt, pepper, and lime juice," he said. "Then he served it on corn tortillas with a tomatillo sauce."

They called the dish "Human Shin Fajitas" for obvious reasons.

The ethics surrounding cannibalism reminds me of the story of Armin Meiwes, a German man who found a willing participant who wanted to be eaten, per the Sun.

Meiwes found his victim, Bernd-Jurgen Brandes, on an online forum, and the pair hit it off.

Brandes willingly went to Meiwes' home where he consensually had his penis cut off, which the German tried to fry and eat but ended up burning it.

Meiwes consensually killed and ate another man. Credit: Michael Wallrath/Pool/Getty

Meiwes then killed Brandes, with his permission, and cut up his body and stored it in the freezer where he slowly consumed it.

The courts had a hard time because they didn't know what crime to accuse Meiwes of committing.

Cannibalism wasn't illegal, but it was the death of Brandes that caused confusion because some claimed it was manslaughter, while others said it was murder.

Both would carry different punishments.

Meiwes was originally convicted to eight years behind bars but at a retrial, he was sentenced to life.

He now claims to be a vegetarian.

Featured image credit: Oscar Wong/Getty