Indignity to a Body

In Canada, there is a crime indignity to a body. I have noticed Canadians and Americans get far more outraged by assaults on a dead body than on a live one. For example, dragging a body behind a truck is much more newsworthy than dragging a living person behind a truck. This is irrational. A body is for all practical purposes just a hunk of decomposing meat. It is just superstition that makes people treat it with reverence.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)