Horrifying: South Korea Seizes Chinese Capsules Made from Dead Babies, Fetuses

This is the disturbing humans-are-still-cannibalistic news of the day from South Korea and China.

The AP reports:

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday.

The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea Customs Service said.

Customs officials refused to say where the dead babies came from or who made the capsules, citing possible diplomatic friction with Beijing. Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the production of drugs made from dead fetuses or newborns last year.

The capsules are sold as "stamina boosters" and "panaceas" but unsurprisingly given their origins, are filled with bacteria, the AP notes.

These pills' existence has been rumored for years, even the subject of a documentary. Because I can barely bear to write another word on this one, read more about this seriously disturbing news at the Atlantic Wire and at Geekosystem.


AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at May 7, 2012, 4:56am

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