No doubt, bone broth is delicious and has many health benefits, but drinking broth made from a 19th-century corpse has to be one of the unhealthiest things to do.
Medical practitioners and nutritionists have stated that the collagen in bone broth helps to protect the joints, heal the gut, reduce inflammation, and make the skin healthier.
While there are different recipes for bone broth, it is definitely inhumane to desecrate a stranger’s grave, pack their bones and make a broth out of the bones.
According to the Chronicle Herald, a 20-year-old Canadian man, Lucas Dawe was charged with stealing the skeleton of a human corpse and interfering with its remains by boiling and drinking the broth of its bones.
Lucas Dawe had been accused of stealing the remains of a corpse on the 5th of April from the All Saints Parish graveyard in conception.
For reasons unknown, the young man had gone to the historic Newfoundland cemetery, which keeps bodies that dates back to the 17th century to commit such unimaginable crime.
Not only did he steal these remains, but an unnamed witness had also stated that he caught Lucas drinking the broth and licking the bones.
Medical Personnel And Others Shocked By The Unprecedented Act Of Lucas
Shortly after the incident, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (R.N.C.) was called to the walking trail near the cemetery due to the suspicious activities that had been going on in the cemetery.
At that time, they discovered detached parts of a human skeleton on the grass.
In an interview with the Canadian Press, the chief medical examiner for Newfoundland, Dr. Nash Denic stated that he had never seen anything like that.
He further stated that the incident was the first grave robbery he had ever seen in the province and an unprecedented one during his time as the chief medical examiner for Newfoundland.
In his words:
“Cases like this, this is the first time I know of, and I was involved in, in Newfoundland.”