Is it cannibalism?

You know, life is full of tough questions.

What’s the right way to live?  Should I quit my job?  Am I ready to get married?  What will I do if I get cancer?

Sometimes, these questions have easy answers.  But sometimes, the answers aren’t so clear.

One question that I believe has a lot of ambiguity to it is, “What is cannibalism?”

Sure, you can search the web, and will tell you that cannibalism is “the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of its own kind.”  But what about the border cases?  What about deriving nourishment from things other than muscle tissue?  Is it different if you eat your own flesh?

These are the questions that plague me.  So I made this friendly little survey to find out what YOU think.  So now you tell me: What is cannibalism?  I’ll post the results in a future update.