Perhaps one of the greatest taboos, if not the greatest. But why? I feel ill at the thought yet animals are known to eat their own species. Even our ape cousins (specifically chimpanzees) do it on an almost ritualistic basis after chimp tribes war it out with one another. Why is it okay to kill one another but not eat one another? Why is eating a human corpse considered worse than torturing somebody? I find it strange how people aren't willing to discuss cannibalism that occurred during, say, the Holocaust, Holodomor or some other catastrophic event yet are willing to discuss all the other instances of depravity during those events.