Dear God, I want to unread that.
If you’re having a good day and want it to stay that way, click away from here. BUT if you want to know that some North Koreans sliced, diced and ground up Chinese babies to sell in capsule form as cure-alls, read on.
Since August, South Korea has confiscated 17,500 capsules containing the powdered flesh of dead babies, which smugglers had tried to bring into the country from China, officials say.
Why would anyone want powdered baby flesh?
The capsules are “thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina,” says the BBC. However, nothing could be further from the truth. South Korean officials say that the capsules contain “super bacteria” that are harmful to humans, and that the crackdown is necessary to protect the South Korean public from a health hazard.
Where do the capsules come from?
The capsules seized by South Korea “were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder,” says Kim. The manufacturers are reportedly ethnic Koreans in northeastern China, near the border with North Korea. It’s thought that they obtained the remains from hospitals and abortion clinics, using both dead infants and fetuses.
Has anyone been prosecuted?
No. The smugglers say they were tricked into believing the capsules were “ordinary” stamina enhancers.
Read the entire article at The Week.