Friday, June 19, 2009
Nanny Bans Clothes
Environmental zealots running Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire have put their noses into the usually very private matter of funerals (cremations to be precise), and have ruled that the clothing of the deceased must comply with their/EU pollution laws.
Thus those families who want to cremate their relatives in their favourite football shirts or with soft toys (for children) have had their wishes overruled.
Kirklees Council is the only authority in the country to adopt the approach, according to a national cremation body.
Those who use cremation must spend £60 on natural-fibre shrouds.
The council demand that:
"If a family wishes to cremate their loved one in anything other than a shroud, the funeral director should contact bereavement services so this can be discussed to clarify what type of garments the family wish to use."
Even 100% cotton is banned, Kirklees Council argue that natural fibre clothing could contain man-made dyes or fibres that will impact on emissions.
I would therefore ask, given the alleged "risk" to the environment of burning non Nanny type clothes, why is Nanny allowing coffins (and indeed bodies) to be burned at all?
Surely this constitutes an emission threat?
Why not go the whole hog, and demand that bodies be dipped in a bath of acid?
Whilst in the harsh reality of a universe in which there is no afterlife and no god (my view) what the deceased wears makes no difference in a practical sense, in a personal sense to those families who want some form of comfort to justify human existence this is an unnecessarily cruel rule.
We should, whilst we exist, try to treat each other with a little kindness and empathy; there is nothing to follow once we have breathed our last.
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