Most people love Mother Nature. We love it so much sometimes that some of us are even keen on hugging trees just for fun. However, in China you can get in trouble for doing it as there’s a law against hugging trees.
Some years ago a mass tree hugging took place just outside China’s imperial garden Zhongnanhai in Beijing. Since then the government has forbidden tree hugging in the country. It’s believed that tree huggers formed some kind of a dangerous cult and were a threat to the national unity since the government was convinced it would cause them to be overthrown. For example, some tree huggers in Hong Kong have shown photos of dead bodies claiming that the people were murdered and their organs were sold on the Chinese black market. According to the huggers, the people were murdered by the authorities.
The Chinese government refused to ever discuss this matter although it issued a law against tree hugging and huggers’ events. Many tree huggers were forced to sign a pledge that they would never hug a tree again. Furthermore, the government has sent resisters to reeducation labor camps and even prison.