The Rookwood cemetery in Sydney, is Australia’s largest. At 280 hectares it’s the final resting place for more than one million people. Its newest entrants are around 100 pigs – which might cause some problems, given that many of those interred there are of Muslim and Jewish backgrounds.
The mass pig-burial is supposedly an experiment to look into finding more space at the crowded cemetery. The dead and buried pigs will be exposed to compounds, additives and a lot of other stuff to see if they rot a bit faster, thus making it possible to bury more cadavers, more quickly, in the same plot.
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