The primary services of the Green Pet Burial Society are educational. Most people don't even know the option exist, but as Billy Campbell notes, most conservation burial grounds would be receptive to burying pets in family plots - if state law allows it. With support, we want to change those state laws that still prohibit it, and expect to launch our first campaign in CA next year. For people wanting this option for their family - they can always check our Directory under 'Whole Family Cemeteries' http://greenpetburial.org/providers/
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"What about burying a pet's remains?” “What about pet cemeteries?" The Green Pet-Burial Society has been addressing these issues since 2010. Most pet cemeteries in the US encourage or require the use of plastic caskets or metal containers, are not deeded in perpetuity and are not regulated in the same way as human cemeteries. We educate the general public about green burial options for pets, and we educate cemetery professionals about the importance of green burials.
We also encourage the ancient tradition of "whole family" conservation cemeteries. "Whole family" means that the remains of any and all members of one’s family – including animal companions – may be buried in the family cemetery plot. There are currently seven whole family cemeteries in the U.S. Unfortunately, many states have laws that prohibit animals from being buried in human cemeteries. A "conservation cemetery" is essentially a nature preserve. Since it is expensive and complicated to create new nature preserves, in order to ensure that land is protected in perpetuity, we can designate an area of land to be protected as a cemetery. In this way, we can better ensure it will be a beautiful and healthy place for wildlife and human visitors. Learn more at www.greenpetburial.org.
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