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Baby Herbal Soup: The Most Horrifying, Cruel and Disgusting Delicacy Ever

This is an even more horrid nightmare when people are eating human foetuses or preborn babies for a nutritional value and to boost sexual power, overall health and stamina. Now, though, the world is encouraging and at times tolerating with abortion issues and ignorance which has allowed the selling of and consumption of human foetuses. What on earth is going on in this world?

There is a growing trend of eating humans in a town located in the Southern province of Canton (Guangdong), China. This delicacy is called “Spare Rib Soup” in the local jargon and it is said to be a nutritional food to help boost stamina, improve overall health while enhancing sexual performance (potency). Allegedly, this human foetus dish is claimed to gain popularity in Shenzhen, China.

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This disgusting herbal soup uses human foetus (or pre-birth babies) as its main ingredient. It is then boiled with pieces of chicken ribs/chicken meat along with other Chinese expensive herbal ingredients which include Chinese Angelica, ginger pieces, Melina officinalis, Qi Zi and Codonopsis pilosula for at least 8 hours of steaming/boiling. This bowl of Spare Rib Soup is not cheap, but costs around 4,000 Yuan, currency in China (or US $600). Even though this cruel food is accepted in certain regions of China, it is not accepted by the majority of Chinese, either those who live in China or those living outside China. This delicacy has stirred a controversial debate as it involves human life and an issue of the existence of cannibalism. Definitely, it against human rights!

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This so called exotic delicacy is not available on a daily basis. According to the local people, one has to order the dish ahead of time and then have to wait for a couple of weeks when the baby is available there for cooking. They may have to wait longer depending on the availability of the babies being sold to the restaurant. Usually, there is no shortage of babies as several pregnant foreign workers who are working there are willing to sell their unborn children and are contacted for their pre-birth babies in case there is an increase demand of this delicacy. Sometimes, babies which were already dead from miscarriages are sold to serve as the main ingredient of this delicacy. This is without conscious, disgusting and deplorable ways to make money and run a business!

The price the restaurant owner pays to purchase a baby depending on the baby’s age. It will also depend on whether the baby is dead or alive while selling to the purchaser. The one aborted close to 9 months costs around 2,000 Yuan (or about US $290), and those aborted earlier than 9 months cost several hundred Yuan. Even the placenta alone can be sold for about US $30. Of course, the paying price is higher for boy foetuses.

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  1. papaleng

    On July 27, 2010 at 5:18 am

    good researched Chan but I can’t stand just even the idea of having such a meal. Truly gross!

  2. Likha

    On July 27, 2010 at 5:46 am

    This is shocking news.. we’ve taken our callousness too far.

  3. PARAM

    On July 27, 2010 at 6:59 am

    very well researched post…

  4. GWitt

    On July 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

    DAMN! Highly obscene even for China…

  5. Christine Ramsay

    On July 27, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I feel sick just at the thought of this. What an awful thing to do.


  6. drelayaraja

    On July 27, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Great share. This is absolute inhumane activity. This is nothing but cannibalism.

  7. webseowriters

    On July 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Rotten images, interesting post dude

  8. Jenny Heart

    On July 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

    The most horrible thing I have ever heard of. Great report Chan on a topic that should be in every newspaper around the world,

  9. Judy Sheldon

    On July 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Chan, this is unbelievable and I hope they put an end to it! Thank you for giving the innocent victims a voice!

  10. Joe Dorish

    On July 27, 2010 at 9:30 am

    That is terrible that people would do such a thing.

  11. Guy Hogan

    On July 27, 2010 at 9:34 am

    This is difficult to believe.

  12. valli

    On July 27, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Shocking….how can they be so cruel? People are losing their morals.

  13. pearl2010

    On July 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Disgusting. These people really are sick. Fetus are angels and should be given respect not to eat them. Greedy. Let see what happen to these peopl one day.

  14. Kopykween

    On July 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    This is really horrifying. But I feel cannibalism is prevalent in many societies. Though it is not obvious, but things like what you have mentioned here do happen.

  15. Sourav

    On July 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    This is shocking!

  16. drishti8

    On July 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Very much shocking. Why it is not banned?

  17. giftarist

    On July 27, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    What the heck. That’s creepy and horrifying. Who would’ve thought that does exist.

  18. DrLopez

    On July 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I agree with all the previous posts…Absolutely sick. Is this for real? I’m amazed there isn’t a bigger global outcry over this practice. Here in America we so concerned about the birds dying from an oil spill, but in China they’re cooking babies? We lived in a mad, mad world.

  19. Eunice Tan

    On July 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    OMG. I knew about this before, but I’m still shocked.

  20. heidiefernandez

    On July 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Wowwwwh…. Not eating that one….ARfffff..

  21. heidiefernandez

    On July 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hey… by the way….. People behind this should be put on question… Don’t you think?

  22. Anuradha Ramkumar

    On July 28, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Shocking…how can people think of such horrible things? I can’t stand it.

  23. Saxenadhi

    On July 28, 2010 at 7:22 am

    this is real sick……………how can people think of doing such horrible thinks, it is inhuman

  24. flowerrose

    On July 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I can’t imgagine why people do it……very terrible.

  25. Fornis

    On July 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    That is the most horrible thing. Cannibalism. They are killing a living baby.

  26. Jo Oliver

    On July 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    This was difficult to read. I think this is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. How could anyone eat a baby~ Thanks Chan for informing . I had never heard of this before. I will share on all my social network sites.

  27. CA Johnson

    On July 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    This is so horrifying. I can’t believe people would eat babies like that. Thanks for sharing such an interesting article.

  28. Aileen Tecson

    On July 29, 2010 at 5:36 am

    even with those promises stamina and other healthy beliefs gain from eating it. I still abhor it.

  29. FaceOff

    On July 29, 2010 at 7:45 am

    hmm interesting

  30. Flame of The Forest

    On July 30, 2010 at 6:22 am

    This is bad to see cannibalism in those developed countries. Some
    human there are not really well educated and they think paying great amount of money for a foetus is something to be proud of.

  31. PR Mace

    On July 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This is so horrible. I can’t believe the government of China would allow this. It has to be murder and these people must pay for their crimes.

  32. deep blue

    On August 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Wake me up my friend. I lost my appetite to eat. This is a brilliant but gruesome eye opener.

  33. Inna Tysoe

    On August 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    That’s dreadful!

  34. Mr Ghaz

    On August 7, 2010 at 3:15 am

    OMG!!! eating babies..very sad..they’re are really mad post chan :)

  35. Faye

    On August 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    not everyone in Canton will be like that,eating a baby.
    i am from Canton as well. this kind of things also makes me feel sick….
    there r still some ppl do it,i mean,drink this kind of soup.
    but not the majority.

  36. jemimah

    On September 3, 2010 at 4:24 am

    very disgusting..i cant believe this…dont be selfish,..think about those babies,they have the right to live…..

  37. Sylvia

    On October 18, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I am blown away by this. I have read many of your articles and they are very interesting but this one is just amazing. People need to know this is going on! They should be prosecuted for thier crimes! Fed to the wild animals. An eye for an eye. I am literally nauseous!

  38. Chris R

    On October 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    dear god, that is sick. how can somebody be so desperate to make or even eat this stuff?

  39. Lori McAlexander

    On November 5, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I’ve read a lot of weird things but this takes the cake. I can hardly believe someone would be so ignorant or crazy to ever do such a thing!!!! I’m speechless!!!! WOW!!!!

  40. Disgusted

    On November 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

    This is the most horrifying thing i\’ve ever seen!! I knew the Chinese ate some disgusting stuff but this takes the biscuit!!! I really really hate the people who do this to another human! It has lowered my opinion of the Chinese! I kno u don\’t all do it, but for the government to not bat an eye lid and condone this, in my eyes your all as bad as each other u disgusting slanty eyed fukkers!! This made me feel so sick!!

  41. marxdarx

    On November 23, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Its not even real. The guy in the photo is an artist, shock art. It s meant as a statement, I forget what.

    It is also fairly old news now.

    snopes link

    same guy same thing.

    Please people, don’t just automatically believe everything pushed inf front of your face. Think for yourself and research reality before helping to spread the delusions of the world

  42. fox

    On December 20, 2010 at 2:36 am

    These are not humans,these are just animals

  43. Atom

    On January 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    It is amazing how many of you people accepted this story as being true when it is so easy to find out the truth. You must all be democrats.

  44. s j tubrazy

    On January 25, 2011 at 7:18 am

    It is really great share

  45. Ann

    On April 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    NOT REAL!!!!!! this story has been on the internet since 1999. the pictures are from art created by a chinese man named Zhu Yu

    check it for yourself, don’t be so gullible

  46. john

    On June 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    there was a japanese man who killed and ate a french woman, now he’s a celebrity in japan! crazy world///

  47. Mr. Big

    On December 30, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Well researched? Are you kidding me? It’s fake:
    The truth? Can you handle the truth? These photos are actually lifted from a conceptual art piece by Chinese sculptor Zhu Yu. He makes realistic human organs, pieces of faces, babies and such and displays them like you would buy meat in the grocery store. They are indeed made from food products, you could actually eat them, but there’s no human tissue in them. So dig in, and pass the dumplings! Here are a few more juicy photos to whet your appetite

  48. ms.jones

    On May 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    That’s NASTY & CRUEL!!!!!!!!!!! How about we feed yous to sharks?-__- And that baby looks like it was fully term!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. karl garth griscti

    On June 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    shame on them

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