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Indians Using Cow Dung to Cremate the Dead

September 30th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Photos via the BBC In the remote, flood ravaged region of Bihar, India, a scarcity of trees has led the local people to adopt an alternative to traditional cremations. They’ve begun using cow dung in the burial ritual instead–a move that saves an entire tree for every ceremony. Strange as it may seem, the people in Bihar have no aversion to cremating their dead with cow dung–it’s entirely socially acceptable, rapidly growing as a practice, and is now done b…Read the full story on TreeHugger

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