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New law in Italy allows owners to keep their pets with them for all eternity

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The Regional Council of Liguria, in Italy, has recently decreed that a pet’s ashes can now be placed in their owner’s grave, allowing the relationship to endure even after death.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 09/07/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

This comes as welcome news for many animal lovers in Liguria.

A natural, yet modern decision

Fabio Tosi, leader of Liguria’s 5 Star Movement and strong supporter of the bill, said:

“Owners spend a lot of time with their pets. They are lifetime companions. By allowing pets to be buried in their master’s grave, we are starting a movement of sensitivity and civility.”

Tosi goes on to say that the decision to pass this bill came after he received many requests from owners searching for a dignified way to bury their pets.

Few restrictions

This new measure doesn’t only apply to cats and dogs, but also applies to hamsters, rabbits, and parrots – all of which can also form strong bonds with their owners.

In order to exercise this right, Ligurians must make arrangements with their local cemetery office, and of course, cover the cost of the procedure (which can vary depending on the municipality).

This terrific effort from the government will allow loving owners to remain with their pets furrever more, making their bond eternal!

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