To those suspecting environmentalists of an anti-life, anti-liberty agenda, this creepy story may be all the proof they need. It's nothing new–Mexican gangs have been doing this for years to kidnap victims in San Diego, dropping them in barrels of lye.
Belgian undertakers have proposed protecting the environment by dissolving corpses. The process of turning the deceased into liquid and ash would use far less energy than a crematorium, and there wouldn't be any CO2 emissions either. Authorities are pondering the controversial idea.