Like some things in life, death is unavoidable. Every single human answers that call whether they like it or not. Its basically a tie with life and this can never be settled otherwise. Once its your turn to go, then you leave. However what if a characteristic event like passing on becomes criminalized? Then you begin to wonder how possible is it for people to be arrested or even held responsible for dying.
Funny, right? then check out 7 cities on the planet where it is officially wrong to pass on:
1. Sellia, Italy
This Italian town has a population of just over 500 people, many of whom are in their 60’s. In response to the population crisis, the Mayor of the town outlawed dying. It is also forbidden to get sick within the town. Offenders are fined €10 annually
2. Sarpourenx, France
This French town made a law that made dying illegal after the town authorities could not get permission to expand the town’s cemetery.
3. Biritiba Mirim, Brazil
The Mayor of this town in Brazil had to resort to a law penalizing dying after the town’s graveyard became full. The town wasn’t authorized to build a new graveyard as areas around the town are considered preservation areas, hence the Mayor’s need to make a law prohibiting kicking the buc
4. Cugnaux, France
This French town has had to decree “No dying or else” as their burial ground is full. The community couldn’t get permission to turn a nearby airfield into a cemetery.
5. Lanjaron, Spain
This Spanish town in Granada banned dying because they ran out of space in their cemetery. The ban on dying was a temporary fix till town authorities could get suitable land to convert to a new graveyard.
6. Falciano del Massico, Italy
This southern Italian town has outlawed dying till they can build a new cemetery as the current one is filled to the brim.
7. Longyearbyen, Norway
This winter wonderland town in Norway has forbidden dying within its borders as the bodies are perfectly preserved by the permafrost and never decompose.