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Mass. Bill Would Allow Pets to be Buried Alongside Owners

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 12:22 PM

While Americans view their pets as loyal companions that provide unconditional love, a new bill is being pushed in Massachusetts to allow pets to be buried alongside their humans for eternity, according to CBS Boston.

According to The New York Times, in 2014 Americans spent $58 billion to pamper and protect their pets, further proving that many treat their furry friends as beloved family members.

"This is your daily companion. It makes sense that you would want to be buried with your animal," Charyl Traversi of the Animal Rescue League of Boston said, CBS Boston reported.

Some are in support of the bill, but others such as Guy Glodis of the State Cemetery Association are apprehensive as Glodis says there are "environmental concerns, sanitary concerns, religious concerns" that need to be taken into consideration, CBS noted.

However, Rep. Nick Collins, a Democrat from Boston, said, "There are people, many people, who have a very close relationship with their pets, consider them part of the family, and we think this should be an option on the table."

If the bill passes, it would make Massachusetts the fifth state to allow pet burials alongside their owners.

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While Americans view their pets as loyal companions who provide unconditional love, a new bill is being pushed in Massachusetts to allow pets to be buried alongside their humans for eternity, according to CBS Boston.
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