Saturday, October 05, 2013

A "terrifying" prospect?

A spokesman for the Wellington City Coucil commenting on a rehash of burial laws:

"There has to be strict controls in place," a spokesman said. "There's a terrifying possibility of people just being able to ... dig a hole and put granny in it and put some flowers in it. It raises all sorts of obvious questions about procedure."

Terrifying? Like when a beloved pet expires and is buried in the garden? It'd be a whole lot cheaper than current procedures, good for the earth and a more peaceful ending than cremation. With the way families are these days, distributed all over the world, frequently remarried with complicated family relationships, cemeteries aren't as user-friendly.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you, Lindsay.

My mother wants an "eco-burial" when she passes away but the nearest firm that does them is a couple of hundred km away.

This very sensible move is long overdue.
It will be very widely supported.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I live on a 1 acre section in Lower Hutt and told my wife I'd like to be buried in it and to hell with rules. Go out the way you lived I reckon.