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China has been accused of using thousands of executed prisoner's organs for transplants and sales.

 

While the whole "The emergence of transplant tourism has made the sale of health organs even more lucrative" part is quite disturbing, what really freaked me out is in the article... that organ box looks just like an oversized chinese food takeout box. :eek:

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4921116.stm

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there is nothing wrong with china doing so...if it is true...at least the prisoners will be put to good use.

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my bad...just read the news a few min ago..

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The most disturbing news seems to be that prisoners are being selected for execution based on their donor suitability. Executions timed to fill specific commercial requirements. Number of death penalties increased/decreased according to demand. Human resource management in its Nth degree.

 

Can not possibly be true, can it. No one has ever behaved unethically for purely comercial gain, have they; and if they tried to, surely no-one would buy their product? (cough, cough.)

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If someone is being executed they may as well do something useful with the organs.

 

However if what gcol said is true about prisoners being selected for execution based on donor suitability then that's quite politically incorrect. But people would still buy the 'products' because they are still good quality and are readily available and probably cheap.

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5614;

 

Aha, do I see another economic argument fo rexecution?

 

We already have "more bangs for your tax dollar by offing the perps".

 

And now we add execution as a profitable business model! Do we call it compulsory human corpus recycling?

 

A practical method of population control? Just vary the number of capital offenses to balance supply and demand.

 

But people would still buy the 'products' because they are still good quality and are readily available and probably cheap.

 

Here are a couple of possible Ad slogans that might suit:

 

"Eat your Soylent Green, it makes you big and strong and is good for business."

 

"Chinese spare parts, guaranteed fresh, and available immediately."

 

P.S. Try this for alonger opinion:

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/biotech/organswatch/pages/cannibalism.html

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yiyun li ls a chinese writer, with a degree in molecular biology and a PhD in immunology. a great writer in my opinion, in this short story she describes the public execution of a woman in 1978 and the public taking of her organs.

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