->''"Cito necatus insignis ad deformitatem puer esto"''[[labelnote:Translation]]An obviously deformed child [[OlderThanFeudalism must be put to death]][[/labelnote]]
-->-- [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Law of the Twelve Tables]]

Bury Your Disabled happens when a disabled character is killed off in a movie or TV Show. There are four types of Bury Your Disabled.

* '''Type 1:''' Someone who is disabled and dies at the end of the movie due to natural causes. Usually due to complications arising from their disability (''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere''). Depending on the nature of the disability, may be TruthInTelevision.
* '''Type 2:''' This type occurs when the disabled person is killed off in a violent manner. This can be because they (the disabled character) were considered, by the writer and audience, an easier victim because of their disability. Type 2 tends to carry the [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] that someone who is disabled can't protect themselves. [[note]]This ''can'' be TruthInTelevision, but that depends on the specific disability and even the crippling ones can be compensated for these days. Before the 20th century... not so much.[[/note]] Type 2 usually involves murder or neglect.
* '''Type 3:''' Suicide, which carries the [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] that one is better off dead than disabled. Or, worst case scenario, the writer who uses this trope [[TheSocialDarwinist really does believe that one is better dead than disabled]].
* '''Type 4:''' Mercy kill. Someone close to the disabled kills or even murders the disabled, either by his/her request or thinking that life as a disabled person would be too hard to bear. This type overlaps outright murder, MercyKill, and euthanasia, and carries the same UnfortunateImplications as Type 3.

More than likely the character in question is being killed off by the writers specifically because he/she is disabled. This is usually a plot point that is supposed to be a TearJerker or, in the case of horror movies, meant to be shocking. This can also combine with LittlestCancerPatient: the frail, wheelchair-bound waif is TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, and their death will be a sweet release at the end.

Bury Your Disabled will most likely happen to a current or (near-)future wheelchair user, but other disabilities are not discriminated against as much. See also DeathByDisfigurement, which has some similar implications, and ThrowingOffTheDisability, the other common way to "dispose of" a disabled character. Compare to BullyingTheDisabled, which can also lead to this.

As a DeathTrope, this involves '''SPOILERS'''.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Subverted in ''Manga/ASilentVoice''. Shouko, who is deaf, tries to [[DrivenToSuicide kill herself]] in the [[FestivalEpisode Festival Chapter]] however Shouya [[InterruptedSuicide saves her]].
* Zigzagged in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Commander Erwin Smith loses an arm during a critical battle, and his life is soon threatened when the government arrests him for treason. He escapes death, successfully organizing a coup to overthrow the corrupt government. But two months later, he leads the mission to reclaim Wall Maria from the Titans. During the climatic battle, he sacrifices himself by leading a suicidal charge against the Beast Titan all to give [[WorldsBestWarrior Levi]] a chance to kill the enemy commander. While this edges towards Types 2 and 3, Erwin remained a vital player even after being crippled and his decision to sacrifice himself was because no one else was capable of rallying the troops and leading them on a suicide mission to save humanity.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Fray}}'', set in the future of the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' timeline, features, as the heroine's friend, the one-armed, one-eyed, absolutely adorable, radiation mutant Loo. But Creator/JossWhedon is writing the script, so...

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Francis' first love interest in ''Literature/{{Felidae}}'' is a blind cat named Felicity. She is a Type 2 example, as Felicity only lasts a few minutes because she ends up killed and beheaded.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The eponymous character from ''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere'' (aka ''Inside I'm Dancing'') died due to complications from his Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Film]]; Duchenne is a life-limiting condition and those affected rarely survive beyond early adulthood.
* The Viet Cong sniper girl in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Joker is compelled to perform a MercyKill for the sniper who has gotten a paralyzing wound in the firefight with Animal Mother. This qualifies as Type 4.
* The wheelchair-bound Franklin Hardesty from the original ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'' has the dubious honor to be the film's only person to be actually killed with a chainsaw.
* Marvel Ann from ''Film/PsychoBeachParty''. Though it may be possible she was killed because she was a huge bitch.
%%* Kevin Dillon from the film ''The Mighty''.
* In ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' Patrick "Kitten" Braden's childhood friend dies in an IRA bomb blast. The police sent in a simple robot to disarm it, and he rushed out assuming it was a toy. The friend in question, [[spoiler: Lawrence, had Down Syndrome.]]
* In the first ''Film/FinalDestination1'' they make a point of showing that one of the passengers on the ill-fated Flight 180 is a physically and mentally handicapped man.
* Derek, the TokenMinority in ''Film/HellraiserHellworld'', has very severe asthma, and "dies" in his hallucination when he wanders off alone to look for his inhaler after losing it. In the real world, he just had an attack and died from it.
* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' subverts this trope then plays it straight. The subversion comes along in the form of InspirationallyDisadvantaged Vincent [[MeaningfulName Freeman]], who is disabled by society's standards by not being genetically engineered. He has a life expectancy of 30.2 years, yet he's alive by film's end. Played straight with Jerome [[MeaningfulName Eugene]] Morrow, who is paralyzed from the waist down and commits suicide at the end of the movie by climbing into an incinerator. [[spoiler: Toyed with, however; Jerome's disability is revealed to be from a failed suicide attempt earlier in his life.]]
* The Creator/StevenSeagal film ''Film/OutForJustice'' has the villain shoot dead the paraplegic Chas the Chair. Right before he does so, he tells him he's putting him out of his misery.
* In ''Film/BladeTrinity'', one of the Nightstalkers, Sommerfield, is blind. She doesn't make it to the end of the film.
* In ''Film/BarbWire'', the titular heroine's blind brother is tortured to death by the bad guys.
* One of Jason's kills in ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2'' is wheelchair-bound Mark, who gets a machete buried in his face, which sends him rolling down some stairs.
* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''
** One of Freddy's kills in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors'' is wheelchair-bound kid, whom he torments with a more monstrous version of the wheelchair.
** Freddy kills a deaf kid in ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' by tricking him into wearing a hearing aid which amplifies sound so much that his head explodes.
* In ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'', the Creature kills an old blind man.
* In the film version of ''Film/TheRelic'', the wheelchair-bound Dr. Frock is killed by the monster plaguing the museum (in the original novel, Frock lived).
* ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'': Randle [=McMurphy=], a Type 4 after [[spoiler: Big Nurse has him lobotomized]].
* ''Film/MillionDollarBaby''. A combination 3 and 4, [[spoiler: Maggie would rather be dead than quadriplegic]].
* One of the many Jews that Amon Goeth murders in ''Film/SchindlersList'' is a man with one arm.
%% * ''Film/{{Mama}}'' : Lily

* ''Literature/DragonQueen'': Trava's father is blind, but dies of natural causes, making this a type 1.
* Played straight in the second-to-last ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, where all of the Auxiliary Animorphs (all of whom had been handicapped at some point and most of whom still were) are [[MoralEventHorizon ruthlessly murdered]] by Visser One/Three.
* Played straight in Louisa May Alcott's books. Between ''[[Literature/LittleWomen Little Men]]'' and ''Jo's Boys'', two minor characters die, one physically disabled ([[spoiler: Dick, the young hunchback]], the other mentally ([[spoiler: Billy, the boy driven to mental illness by his dad]]).
* Narrowly averted in ''Literature/TheGreatBrain'' when Andy Anderson loses his leg to gangrene and tries to kill himself with J.D.'s help. Neither attempt is successful to begin with, but Tom [[InterruptedSuicide walks in on]] the two trying to hang Andy in the barn and offers-for a fee, of course,- to teach Andy to do his chores and play games with his peg leg.
* The books ''Film/JasonX: Death Moon'' and ''Film/JasonX: To the Third Power'' both feature blind characters who get their heads chopped off.
* ''Literature/BlackHouse'' by Creator/StephenKing and Creator/PeterStraub, includes a blind character who is killed by a murderer wearing his dead wife's perfume.
* The death of the titular character of Creator/StephenKing 's novel ''Blaze'' is a combination of this and SuicideByCop.
* Lenny from ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'', is [[MercyKill killed by his friend]] George because he was incapable of controlling his strength and accidentally killed a woman, and George couldn't bear the thought of Lenny being subjected to imprisonment or (even worse) the savage violence of a lynch mob.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** Snowkit is killed by a hawk, because as a deaf kitten he can neither hear the bird, nor warnings about it.
** Dappletail mentioned that she had a deaf kitten in her first litter. He disappeared at three moons old. They NeverFoundTheBody but guessed a fox killed him.
** It's mentioned that cats with disabilities rarely survive kithood. This is TruthInTelevision as disabled animals usually can't survive in the wild. Cats with less disabling issues may survive, especially if they're warriors or at least apprentices, but it can still end up a CareerEndingInjury.
* [[spoiler:Smike]] in Literature/NicholasNickleby.
* In ''A Single Shard,'' Crane Man (who has always been forced to live as a beggar due to his bad leg) dies. However, it's justified for three reasons: one, it's established that Crane Man was very old, two, he had a heart attack from a fall into a river, and three, DeathByNewberyMedal demands it.
* In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', [[spoiler: Ton Phanan]] appears to be between Types 2 and 3. He crash lands on a hostile world and his wingmate follows to try and save him, but though [[spoiler: Phanan]] tries his best he refuses to let them be captured by the enemy, who after all would treat the injuries created in the crash. He suffered from a great deal of [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Future]], and WordOfGod is that though he feared death and tried to avoid it, he didn't feel any great impetus to live. It was more important that the mission continue and the BigBad be killed, than that ''he'' lived and the BigBad went on making more people like him before he could be stopped.
* ''The blind man'' in Creator/GuyDeMaupassant's short story.
* Option 3 is encouraged by the Tendu of ''Literature/TheColorOfDistance''. They're fantastical healers, but if an injury is too severe to be completely restored within a year they expect the injured party to "die honorably". One even asks a human [[DeliberateValuesDissonance why her wheelchair-bound brother hasn't killed himself yet]]. The two who go to Earth quickly learn to think past that mindset, and in the end [[spoiler: Ukatonen, given a traumatic brain injury and losing much of his old healing skill, decides that he will live.]]
* In the German ScareEmStraight book ''Die letzten Kinder von Schewenborn'' (''The Last Children of Schewenborn''), which is set in a Germany devastated by nuclear war, a boy whose legs were lost in the catastrophe commits suicide following the death of the girl who took care of him.
** Also, the narrator's youngest sister (conceived shortly before the bombs dropped) suffers radiation damage in-utero, resulting in her being born with no eyes and stumps for arms. She is [[MercyKill mercy killed]] by her father.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'':
** The District 10 boy has a crippled foot. Despite this, he manages to survive for a few days in the arena, before dying from unknown causes. Katniss suspects he was killed by the Careers, but this is never confirmed.
** Rue mentions an incident where a boy with the mental capacity of a young child was killed for stealing a pair of the night-vision glasses which District 11's agricultural workers use if they have to continue working after dark. The boy in question only wanted to play with the glasses, but this made no difference to the local Peacekeepers.
** Averted with Katniss (permanently deafened in one ear) and Peeta (leg amputee), however, who survive the entire trilogy.
* The book and subsequent movie ''Me Before You'' uses the Type 3 method of this for its male lead, Will (who has quadriplegia), with all the UnfortunateImplications that entails. It then goes further and has him leave the female lead a ton of money so that she can [[BrokenAesop "live boldly."]]
* ''Literature/TheRedTent'' mentions that babies born with some kind of deformity or defect would simply be left outside to die of exposure. When Leah was born, the midwife called for this to happen, because Leah had [[MismatchedEyes heterochromia]], and the midwife thought she was cursed or a demon child or something like that. Her mother, Adah, however, firmly told the midwife that she would not be abandoning Leah.
* ''Literature/ADogsLife'': Squirrel's mother gave birth to a runt with misshapen legs. She kicked him out of her birthing wheelbarrow and ignored him, causing him to quickly die. This is TruthInTelevision as animals will usually abandon sickly offspring.
* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': It's mentioned that [[FictionalDisability dragons with too much, or too little, fire]] are killed by [=SkyWings=] not soon after hatching. On top of that, their parents are banned from the breeding program due to their "defective" genes.
* In the protagonist's first life in ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'', he received a permanent injury to his leg during a fight. When taken into a crowded shelter he was euthanized with other "unadoptable" dogs (namely a too-aggressive dog and a too-old dog).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Subverted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E16Ethics Ethics]]". Worf becomes paraplegic after an accident. By Klingon tradition, he can commit ritualistic suicide (and he comes close to it). However, he takes another presented option when a research doctor wants to test her theory that she can create a new spinal cord for him.
* Inverted on ''Series/ColdCase'', when a student at a school for the deaf kills his best friend because he'd gotten a cochlear implant and stopped living life as a profoundly deaf person, which made the culprit feel both insulted and abandoned.
** But played straight with a disabled teenage boy, talked into standing before a train.
* Three {{Evil Cripple}}s featured on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' (horribly burned Randall Garner in "The Fisher King", paraplegic Ian Coakley in "Roadkill" and quadriplegic Mason Turner in "To Hell and Back") die at the end of their respective episodes. Averted with wheelchair-bound Jeffrey (another EvilCripple) in the episode "A Family Affair" and with the [=UnSub=] from "Into the Woods" (he only had a limp but still had a ton of painkillers).
* In ''Series/DeadSet'', the {{Jerkass}} producer, Patrick practically pushes a wheelchair user in front of a zombie so that it can eat him and [[DirtyCoward save his own skin by hiding in a toilet cubicle]].
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'': [[spoiler: Jean Sylvester, Sue's older sister, had Down's Syndrome, and died of pneumonia. Subverted with Becky, who attempts suicide, but is stopped by Sue.]] Averted with the InspirationallyDisabled Sean from Season 1--he attempted suicide by driving into the pool, but was found before he could succeed.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' has several examples:
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'': Adelaide, who has Down Syndrome, is fatally hit by a car in the fourth episode. Although of the characters who die she probably has the best fate since she's not stuck as a ghost in the house for eternity and actually gets to pass on.
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'': Nan, played by the same actress, has Fiona and Marie drown her and give her soul to Papa Legba.
** Most of the freaks in ''Freak Show'', notable exceptions being Jimmy, Dot, Bette, and Desiree, who are all played by disabled actors.
* Played straight in ''Series/{{ER}}'' when Dr. Romano is killed by a falling helicopter after having lost an arm to a helicopter in a previous season. Possibly subverted when Dr. Weaver has surgery that improves her gait and leaves the show to pursue a new career opportunity and new love interest.
* The original ''Series/{{Survivors}}'' plays it straight with wheelchair user Vic Thatcher, who died at the start of the second season when a fire broke out in the BigFancyHouse the main cast had moved into. Almost qualifies as a Type 1, however, as this was long before British fire-safety law was tightened up to ensure that escape routes were suitable for wheelchair users.
* There was a mentally disabled immortal in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' who was killed off specifically because of his disability. He does the deed himself by laying his neck on a train track as a train approaches.
* The DarkerAndEdgier second season of ''Series/WarOfTheWorlds'' started by killing off two characters from the first season, one of whom was wheelchair bound.
* In the final season of ''Series/TheWire'', Blind Butchie is killed off.
* In the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS3E1Aftermath Aftermath]]", where we are introduced to Dayna, Servalan murders Dayna's blind father. After destroying the device that helps him see.
* In ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'', Mary's physically and mentally handicapped brother Patrick passes away of natural causes.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]" sees Dortmun, the wheelchair-bound leader of the rebels, die facing off against the Daleks.

* In the musical ''When The Switch Is Pressed'', almost all the characters have committed suicide by the end. One of them is a wheelchair user.
* The {{Deconstruction}} of this trope is the main plot of the play ''The Cripple Of Inishmaan'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh: Billy is born disabled, making him walk poorly and prone to illness. He claims to be [[IncurableCoughOfDeath dying of TB]] to gain a sympathy favor from Babbybobby (whose wife died of TB), and Billy is then seen to die from that (Type 1). Then it is revealed that the death scene was Billy playing a cripple dying of TB in a film (subversion of Type 1). Babbybobby is so furious to be deceived that he gives Billy a savage beating (Type 2), but [[{{Determinator}} Billy survives]]. After being beaten, Billy plucks up the courage to ask his crush Slippy Helen out, and she rudely turns him down. Billy is seen to prepare himself for suicide in the same manner of his parents (Type 3), only to be [[InterruptedSuicide interrupted]] when Helen comes back and [[{{Tsundere}} changes her mind]]. Billy's jubilation over his success is [[CruelTwistEnding cut short]] by an IncurableCoughOfDeath with BloodFromTheMouth (DoubleSubversion of Type 1).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Strangely averted in ''Videogame/MassEffect2''. Joker, the brittle-boned pilot who walks very slowly (at times with a cane), is the only member of your crew who cannot be killed during a playthrough. You can kill literally everyone else in your crew, [[HeroicSacrifice including yourself,]] and still finish the game, but Joker simply will not die except under very specific circumstances, such as [[spoiler:when the crew is abducted by the Reapers while walking him around the Normandy. If he walks up the ladder too quickly in engineering, he'll be killed by a scion]]. This gives you a NonstandardGameOver, meaning he is the only playable character whose death guarantees that the player loses the game. It's also implied he may die in some of the worst endings for the third.
* [[spoiler:Alexander Caine]] in ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'', who dies at 47's hands due to his being the game's BigBad. He's a FlunkyBoss and a HandicappedBadass, so achieving this trope isn't easy.
* In the horror game ''The House 2'', the family that lived in the house had a daughter by the name of Alrena. Alrena was born severely disabled, and the couple poisoned her and stuffed her body in the safe because they didn't want to see her suffering any more, making this a case of Type 4. But Alrena wanted to live, no matter what, and she was ''not happy'' about what her parents had done to her. After trying to "start over" with an adoptive daughter and killing the maid that they hired because she had found out too much, they eventually couldn't deal with the guilt of what they had done any longer and killed themselves.
* Narrowly {{Averted}} in ''VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable''--in this version, [[DisabledLoveInterest Kyosuke]]'s angst about his CareerEndingInjury is upped so that [[ActionGirl Sayaka]] actually [[InterruptedSuicide walks in on him trying to kill himself]], prompting her [[DealWithTheDevil contract]] to heal him.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'', Dorias, who is missing an arm from an earlier battle, eventually pulls a HeroicSacrifice to save his troops from an Imperial Army ambush.
* ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2'': Paul Allen Warner and Dr. Marek have been feeding mental patients from Marek's asylum to [[spoiler:extradimensional StarfishAliens]] because no one would miss them. It's implied that they were used as HumanResources.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The final version of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' contains only one death (which is only in a Bad End), though a leaked DarkerAndEdgier beta version does:
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Misha]], as she's the only student in her school who ''isn't'' physically disabled (she transferred to the school to [[spoiler:avoid the bullying she had at her old school]]). After [[spoiler:Shizune]] and Hisao begin dating, her StepfordSmiler traits come to light due to her being in love with [[spoiler:Shizune]] herself. Shizune's father bullying her helps increase her depression and accentuates her feelings of inadequacy. Eventually she is DrivenToSuicide. This causes [[spoiler:Shizune]], who is [[spoiler:deaf]], to become depressed. She ends up in the hospital due to dehydration and the Bad End has her [[spoiler:also DrivenToSuicide, as she pulls out her [=IV=].]]
** Hanako plays it straight. She doesn't seem to have any physical issues however she is severely burnt (and is [[AmbiguousDisorder implied]] to have an anxiety disorder and possibly [=PTSD=]). After undergoing a TraumaCongaLine she ends up DrivenToSuicide in her third Bad End.
** One of the Bad Ends in the final product has [[TheHeroDies Hisao]] (who has a heart ailment) accidentally falling off a building if he doesn't end up with any of the girls. In the beta game, he can die several different times in Hanako's Bad Ends.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' with Tavros Nitram, who spent most of the story in a wheelchair and was the first troll to [[KilledOffForReal die completely]], but only did so after [[{{Cyborg}} regaining his ability to walk.]]
* [[spoiler: Fidolus]] in ''Webcomic/{{Astray3}}'' crawls under some rubble and refuses to go any further, explaining he's better off dead than legless. Emily's tears don't move him.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This trope is OlderThanFeudalism in real life:
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide#Greece_and_Rome In the ancient world]], around the Mediterranean sea, disabled new-borns were "exposed", that is, left in the street to die, by their parents.
** Sparta's ''Gerousia'' institutionalized this practice.
** Ancient Egypt and Israel defy this trope, outlawing infanticide in their societies and severely punishing those who committed it. The former group would even rescue children "exposed" by foreigners living in Egypt. And the latter group's influence on Christianity and Islam lead to the rise of orphanages as unwanted children were left at the doors of mosques and churches instead of being left in the woods to die.
* To improve Germany's food situation and genetic stock, on the 1st of September 1939 the German Chancellor-and-Fuhrer Adolf Hitler issued an Emergency Order [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust implementing a program - Aktion T4 - to euthanise German citizens with congenital disabilities]]. The program directly "disinfected" (''disinfiziert'') the remaining 70,000 units which threatened to contaminate the national gene pool with congenital physical degeneracy, the other half having been killed indirectly in the period 1933-39 through the defunding of asylums. In a preceeding and related measure to uphold German Racial Health (''Rassenhygiene'') 400,000 German citizens with so-called morally degenerate traits (long-term homeless and prostitutes, Roma-Sinti/'Gypsies', etc) had already been sterilised from 1935 onward in accordance with the 1935 ''Preservation of German Blood And Honour'' ('Nuremberg') Laws. UsefulNotes/NaziGermany being Nazi Germany, many of those killed through neglect or executed in T-4 had already been sterilised.
* In modern times, a majority of fetuses with Down Syndrome are aborted, according to The Other Wiki: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome up to 92% in Europe and about 67% in the U.S.]]
* Peter Singer [[http://bigthink.com/videos/the-case-for-allowing-euthanisia-of-severely-handicapped-infants feels]] that it is perfectly acceptable to kill disabled newborns.
* Sadly, type 3 is more common amongst severely disabled or terminally ill than we ever care to even think about. '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment No further examples of this type are necessary]]'''.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Haiselden Harry J. Haidelsen]] left several newborns with severe birth defects to die. Though a Trial Jury Acquitted him, the Chicago Medical Board threw him out of practice.
* The horrific--and barely covered in national news--stabbing of at least 45 people in a Japanese care facility in 2016, 19 of whom died. The suspect had earlier sent a letter to Japan's House of Representatives, demanding that disabled people be [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-japan-suspect-in-mass-stabbing-wanted-disabled-people-euthanized/2016/07/26/bb56e948-52c7-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html?utm_term=.09c829239e3f euthanized]]. Also notable as the largest mass attack in Japan's post-war history.
* Animals are prone to leaving sick or disabled members of their group or family to die. This is why mother animals typically abandon their offspring if they're not healthy enough. Some species do take care of their sick or injured, but most don't.
* North Korea has been attempting to "cleanse" themselves of people with deformities, missing limbs, and other undesirable traits, though not by directly killing them out of fear of international repercussions. Instead, disabled people are castrated and left to fend for themselves. Two defectors have even mentioned that there's a village in a remote region of the country populated entirely by people with dwarfism.