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Germans queasy after cannibal ads

world Updated: Aug 28, 2010 00:54 IST
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A soon-to-open Berlin restaurant is touting for diners to donate body parts that it says it will turn into gourmet meals according to the age-old cooking habits of an Amazonian tribe infamous for its cannibalism.

The promotion has been declared grossly distasteful by a growing number of protesters, who say it is in particularly bad taste following the case of a real cannibal in Germany.

The advertising campaign has provoked incredulity and outrage in equal measure. Michael Braun, the vice-chairman of Berlin's Christian Democrat party, said he had received several protest emails.

Cannibalism was just about meat

A new study has revealed that the world's first known cannibals ate each other to satisfy their nutritional needs.

The humans-as-food determination negates other possibilities, such as cannibalism for ritual's sake, or cannibalism due to starvation.