Here’s an interesting story about the powerful desire to honor age-old traditions, even if it means killing someone to avoid cremation:

Seven members of a Chinese gang in Puning, Guangdong province, have been arrested in connection with the murder of 100 disabled or elderly people whose corpses were sold for cremation to families who wanted to bury their loved ones, the South China Morning Post reported.

Read the full story here.  Warning:  the link will redirect you to a site called Cadaver Girls Blog.  It looks legit, but it’s got a definite morbid/saucy feel to it, so don’t be surprised if there’s some risque stuff further down the page.