Witness the testimony of the King of Dahomey who ruled much of the Congo basin, who assumed the throne of that nation at age eighteen in about 1822, who died the same day as Queen Victoria in 1901 making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in history. The only interview he ever granted was to Henry Morton Stanley in 1870, he assured Stanley that every person over four years of age within the entire Congo basin, regularly ate human flesh. The victims were auctioned in the marketplaces a piece at a time, thus a customer would purchase a leg for instance, or a hand or the liver, and would receive a token, when the whole body was sold, the victim would be dispatched and the tokens exchanged for his body parts. It was the refugees from cannibalism that made up the bulk of African immigration into America, all a ship had to do was anchor anywhere in the Congo delta, and they would swarm aboard, a situation that continues to this day. When a fancy was to hit the block foreigners attended the auctions, for in an act of mercy the King had decreed that should a foreign purchaser outbid everyone else, and guarantee that the felon was definitely, under pain of immediate death going to be leaving the country permanently, those who wanted to could go to the butchers market and bid.