Sound bizarre to me: skip burial or cremation, leave your body out for wild animals to eat

Before Lillian Early died last summer aged 102, her son Grady approached her with a novel funeral suggestion: instead of being cremated or buried, perhaps she might like her body to be left in a field to decompose in the elements or be eaten by wild animals. Mr Early, a retired mathematics professor from Texas, had already arranged for his body to be disposed of in this manner. “I showed her a newspaper article in the Houston Chronicle,” he said. “I talked about the fact that I was going to do it myself.”

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