So what if it goes against the rules of mother nature

Because a small town in Brazil will flout them anyway:

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.