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New York law passed allowing owners to be buried with their pets

Friday September 30th 2016

Pet owners in New York can now be buried with their beloved companions.

Until now, the state only allowed humans and pets to be buried together in pet cemeteries.

Pets can be buried in human graveyards as long as they are cremated - and New York has joined five other states in the country where the legislation has now been passed.

The new law applies to non-profit cemeteries and does not include religious cemeteries.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed the measure into law, says banning the burial of pet remains with their human owners is "unnecessary".

The passing of this new is the latest in a series of measures dedicated to pet owners in New York State. A law passed last year allows dogs to be permitted on restaurant patios. Lawmakers are also considering a ban on cat declawing.

Mr Cuomo says many New Yorkers consider their pets to be a member of the family.

"This legislation will roll back this unnecessary regulation and give cemeteries the option to honour the last wishes of pet lovers across New York," he said.

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers Pet Insurance.

Copyright Press Association 2016