So what if it goes against the rules of mother nature
BIRITIBA MIRIM, Brazil — There’s no more room to bury the dead,
they can’t be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of
this Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.
Roberto Pereira da Silva’s proposal to the town council asks residents
to “take good care of your health in order not to die” and warns that
“infractors will be held responsible for their acts.”
bill, which sets no penalty for passing away, is meant to protest a
federal law that has barred a new or expanded cemetery in Biritiba
Mirim, a town of 28,000 people 45 miles east of Sao Paulo.
course the bill is laughable, unconstitutional, and will never be
approved,” said Gilson Soares de Campos, an aide to the mayor. “But can
you think of a better marketing strategy … to persuade the government
to modify the environmental legislation that is barring us from
building a new cemetery?”
Well, actually….yeah, but this is certainly more attention-getting.