Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sky Burial at Wesleyan Cemetery ?

This bird, eating roadkill on Colerain Avenue near Cincinnati's Wesleyan Cemetery has been identified as a Black Vulture - a breed that has been absent SW Ohio for some time.
Turkey Vultures have resided here steadily.
While Cincinnati doesn't want to inter people in the cemetery nor invest in an auditorium / chapel, or outdoor cremation ovens, or a , people composting device, maybe performing sky burials at the rear of the cemetery would be a good source of revenue for the city with little investment.
What is a sky burial?
In the mountains of Tibet, burial & cremation aren't too handy due to shallow soil so they take their ded out, chop 'em up & throw the pieces to the buzzards, vultures, birds who eat them up.
They free the soul & provide nutrition for the birds.
With more carnivorous birds in the area it could offer people a new & exciting way to dispense with their remains.

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