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PUYALLUP FAIR: Cadavers’ origins challenged

Letter by Korine S. Wimbles, Eatonville on Sep. 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 9 Comments »
September 4, 2012 4:16 pm

The Puyallup Fair is hosting an exhibit called “The Body: The Universe Within.” presented by Universe Within Touring Co. The exhibit has 200 cadavers from China on display. The bodies aren’t from criminals and were ethically collected, stated company manager Jim Merila (TNT, 8-31). They are preserved by a process called plastination invented by German Gunther von Hagens.

Today, Chinese prisons, detention centers and forced labor camps are overflowing with the arrested cultivators of the spiritual practice Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa). This Buddha School discipline became outlawed by the Chinese communist government under the leadership of Jiang Zemin on July 20, 1999.

Truth, compassion, tolerance is the Buddha Law of the universe. Practitioners work to incorporate these principles into their daily lives. Through beatings and gruesome torture it was thought that practitioners could be re-educated.

Dalian, a large seaport city in northeast China, houses the largest prison in China, as well as detention centers, forced labor camps and plastination factories (von Hagens opened the first one in August 1999). Falun Gong practitioners often refuse to give their name when arrested out of fear their families will also suffer. When they die or are killed, their bodies are listed as unclaimed and can be sold.

The bulk of the bodies delivered to the plastination factories in Dalian are those of Falun Gong practitioners, noted The Epoch Times article of Aug. 15: “The Gu Kailai Case: Turning Persecution Into Profit.” China now has the title of No. 1 exporter of corpses.

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