NY Now Allows People To Be Buried With Their Pet
New York lawmakers have approved a measure allowing people to be buried with their beloved pets. The state Assembly voted last week in favor of a bill to allow human cemeteries to grant permission for people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet. The Senate voted unanimously for the bill in March. If signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the burial of pet and human remains would have to happen at the same time, and the cemetery would have to approve. The bill wouldn’t apply to religious cemeteries. Only “domestic animals” that have been “adapted or tamed to live in intimate association with people” and have been cremated at a pet crematorium would be eligible for burial with their owners,” according to the legislation.