When Two Heads Are Not Better Than One
Posted: October, 2006
Most of you will be aware, I am sure, of the story regarding the two human skulls who's sale was pulled recently from an ebay auction. As you may also know, ebay, wisely, has a strict, no tolerance, policy concerning the sale of human parts on it's site. Zombie or otherwise.
However, I decided to drill further down into this story to try and unravel the truths from the untruths, and in doing so, revealed some very uncomfortable issues of their own.
It seems that
the auction was offered by an Arizona man by the name of Steven Ludlow. He
is a self proclaimed 'Zombie Trophy Hunter'. He belongs to a small syndication
of similar sorts, who actually make a living by selling Zombie paraphernalia
such as the skulls listed on ebay During a telephone interview with Ludlow
I was able to ascertain that he also sells mounted heads, severed hands, and
once, a whole "stuffed and mounted" body, of a Zombie.
Apparently, it is not only myself who is interested in talking to Mr. Ludlow. So to are the FBI. According to state and local laws, a person cannot profit from the direct sale of human remains. Desecration of a corpse is strictly illegal.
However, according to a statement released by Ludlows Lawyer, Mr. Dennis Townie, "My client is a victim of a law that has failed to change with the times. These people are not human anymore. They are re animators. There has to be a cut off point. Otherwise no one would even be able to re kill one of these unfortunates."
'Right to Die' campaigner and spokesperson Linda Anne-Luis disagrees. "How many innocent people have to be subjected to this type of monstrous depravity. When they walk a second time, it is because they are UN dead, not DEAD. They still have an identity, a history, a soul"
Ludlows problems don't end there either. It seems that the relatives of these decapitated undead are in the process of filing lawsuits against him. They are seeking damages for 'emotional distress'.
So where do our readers stand on this issue themselves? Should the law itself be changed to accommodate this new world we find ourselves thrust into? Or will this nation continue to be polarized by this moral dilemma?
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