Sunday, May 19, 2013

Is Eating People Wrong?

In a 2011 interview, Canadian law professor Allan Hutchinson talks about his new book, Is Eating People Wrong?, which presents groundbreaking legal cases and how they shaped the common law world. The question in the title of Hutchinson's book refers to the famous English criminal case of R. v. Dudley and Stephens which involved the killing and eating of the cabin boy by shipwrecked sailors in 1884.