TALKS ON BEACON HILL ON LAWS TO BURY PETS WITH OWNERS

By Bob Katzen

The Public Health Committee held a hearing on legislation that would give cemeteries the authority to allow the burial of people and their pets in the same location.

Supporters say people often consider their pets as members of their families and the current law prohibiting joint burial is unfair.

Opponents say that joint burial presents sanitary, environmental and religious concerns.

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