Mutilation or maiming is an act of physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of any living body, sometimes causing death.

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Cattle Mutilation
... Cattle mutilation (also known as bovine excision) is the killing and mutilation of cattle under apparently unusual or anomalous circumstances ... A hallmark of these incidents is the surgical nature of the mutilation, and unexplained phenomena such as the complete draining of the animal's blood, loss of internal organs ... Since the time that reports of purported animal mutilations began, the causes have been attributed variously to natural decomposition, normal predators, cryptid ...
Mutilation As Human Punishment
... Tongue being cut is also a form of mutilation as this leads to bleeding to death in most cases with choking in the lungs ... In Sharia law, mutilation is, in certain cases, used as a punishment for crimes ... This form of mutilation against unsuccessful claimants to thrones has been in use in middle-eastern regions for thousands of years ...
Mutilated - Usage
... Some ethnic groups practice ritual mutilation, e.g ... Chinese practices of língchí and foot binding are forms of mutilation that have captured the imagination of Westerners, as well as the now tourist centered "long-neck" people ... tattooing is also considered a form of self-mutilation according to some cultural traditions, such as within Christianity and Islam ...
Bodily Mutilation In Film
... Bodily mutilation in film describes the apparent mutilation for theatrical purposes of a character in a film ... Bodily mutilation is most usually portrayed in the context of horror, but is also used in other genres, such as medical dramas or war films ... have seen an increase in the prevalence of bodily mutilation in film ...
Sex Laws - FGM
... Custom and tradition are the most frequently cited reasons for female genital mutilation (FGM), with the practices often being performed to exert ... Circumcision Act 1985 outlawed the procedure of female genital mutilation in Britain, and the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 and Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotlan ...

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    Saigon was an addicted city, and we were the drug: the corruption of children, the mutilation of young men, the prostitution of women, the humiliation of the old, the division of the family, the division of the country—it had all been done in our name.... The French city ... had represented the opium stage of the addiction. With the Americans had begun the heroin phase.
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