UMEA, Sweden, July 5 (UPI) -- Spreading the ashes of a lost loved one in northern Sweden's mountains is "unpleasant" for area reindeer herders, they say.
Tomas Nejne, who spoke for a group of reindeer herders, said the funerary practice may be soothing to grieving relatives, but has "unpleasant' after-effects on herding activities, The Local reported Saturday.
"This has become a working environment problem for us. We think that it is unpleasant to be in and walk over areas where people are buried," Nejne said.
Current law allows scattering ashes in the mountains thanks to a county administrative board decision. But the herders are asking county court officials to make an immediate change.
The Local said if the herders' efforts are ultimately unsuccessful, two more people's cremated remains will be released in the regional mountains.