Human Composting Now Legal In Washington
When you think you heard it all, the left throws more at you.
Democrat Governor from the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, a Governor who is one of the couple of dozen people running for President in the Democratic Presidential Primary, just signed a bill last Tuesday that will allow the composting of human bodies.
USA Today is reporting about Washington’s, what they call eco-friendly burial alternative.
What is human composting and how do they do it? Well the first question is easy, you will literally use dead people’s bodies to spread on your gardens. The second question is a bit harder to accept. Human composting, or what they are calling "natural organic reduction," relies on a mixture of materials, the human body is mixed with other organic material such as wood chips and straw, to produce about two wheelbarrows' worth of soil. Only state licensed facilities will be able to offer the service.
Once your body has decomposed enough your loved ones are allowed to keep the compost/soil to spread, just as they might spread the ashes of someone who has been cremated. The loved ones could also use it to plant vegetables or a tree.
Do you really believe it will end at only your loved ones using you as compost or will the state eventually take that over?
Troy Hottle, a fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told The Seattle Times earlier this year that the method is as:
close to the natural process of decomposition [as] you’d assume a body would undergo before we had an industrialized society.
Democratic State Senator Jamie Pedersen, the bill's sponsor stated:
It is sort of astonishing that you have this completely universal human experience – we’re all going to die – and here’s an area where technology has done nothing for us. We have the two means of disposing of human bodies that we’ve had for thousands of years, burying and burning
Well as the bible says ashes to ashes dust to dust.
Also as Charlton Heston said in the movie titled Soylent Green – “Soylent Green is made out of people!”.
An NBC News report last year said the procedure could cost $5,500.
Could you use your dead loved ones bodies as compost for your gardens?