I recently read this article finding it beneficial and I would like to share it with all the people who love animals as I do. This is just food for thought…
“My friend Sara lost her 14 year old dog Finn recently. Although Finn had seemed in perfect health, he had become very lethargic over the course of several weeks. Sara was concerned. She took Finn to the vet, only to discover that the dog’s entire body was riddled with cancer. On the vet’s advice, Sara decided to have Finn euthanized on the spot. She told me that it was simply too painful to watch, so she said goodbye to Finn and left before the euthanasia procedure began. What happened to Finn during his death, and what happened to his body afterwards, remain a mystery—and one that, frankly, she would rather not think about.
Like Sara, you may feel that you would just rather not know what happens to dead pets, in which case you should stop reading right now. But if what happens to your animal’s body is important to you then read on. It can be incredibly painful to contemplate the death of an animal companion. I can tell you from hard experience, though, that it is worth thinking ahead of time about what will happen to your pet’s body after death, so that you don’t harbor regret over things done or not done. In my next blog, I’ll take you on a tour of an actual pet crematorium. But first, here is some background on pet cremation. If you have your pet euthanized by a vet, they will likely offer you the option of having the body cremated (for an additional fee, of course). Cremation represents the professionalizing of the death industry for pets: the number of pet crematories is growing rapidly, in response to increasing demand, and cremation is now more common than burial in a yard or cemetery. The cremation process is becoming standardized, with various ancillary businesses providing support (pet-specific incinerators, urns in various sizes).
Vets typically serve as the death middlemen. They take the bodies from owners, and then—in a process that generally remains opaque—pass them on to crematory operators. If an animal is euthanized at the vet’s office, a veterinary assistant will, once the animal’s family is well out of sight, place the body in black trash bag and stick it in the freezer until the scheduled crematory pick up day. Once a week, perhaps, a truck will come and fetch a load of bodies and take them to the crematory.
There are three types of pet cremation: private, comingled, and partitioned. In a private cremation, only one animal’s body is in the oven. During a partitioned cremation, multiple animals may be in the incinerator at the same time, but they are separated so that the remains from each can be collected separately. Some “active comingling” of remains is unavoidable. Communal cremation is the burning of several animals at once, without any form of separation.
Pet owners are often confused, and occasionally misled, about what kind of cremation their animal receives. They may ask for their animal’s remains to be returned, and assume that this means the animal received a private cremation, when in fact it might have been a partitioned cremation. The cremains may be mostly their animal, but active comingling means that the cremains will also include little tiny bits of other pets. Even with truly private cremations, some residual mixing—what the industry calls “unavoidable incidental comingling”—of remains will occur, since it is near impossible to remove every speck of material from the oven in between cremations.
Many people are concerned about what happens to their animal’s body, and they sometimes might not like what they see. Aftercare consultant Coleen Ellis admits that there are unscrupulous providers, like the crematory operator who took a grieving family’s dog, and their money, and gave them back some cremains—but never actually cremated their pet, instead leaving the carcass to rot in back of his building. Several veterinarians have confessed to me that they would not want their own pets treated the same as the pets of their clients.
If you are concerned about what happens to your pet’s body after you leave the vet’s office or after the vet takes your animal from your home, the best thing to do is ask a lot of questions. What will happen to the body? Will it be cremated or taken to a landfill or donated to a veterinary school? If you have chosen and paid for cremation, how exactly is the body handled? How it is wrapped, transported? Is it stored in a cooling room or freezer? How can you be assured that the cremains are really from your pet? Although it was uncomfortable for me to know the gory details, I also found it very helpful. I just wish I had asked these questions before my dog died, rather than after the fact.
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Presented by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Carey
“We gather in this great Abbey to mourn and to give thanks. It is a fitting place to do so, a place where the story of our nation and the story of the woman we now commend to her Heavenly Father are intertwined.
It was here that Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was married and became Duchess of York; it was here that she was crowned Queen; it was here that, as Queen Mother, she attended the coronation of her own daughter. It is fitting, then, that a place that stood at the centre of her life should now be the place where we honour her passing.
In the 10 days since she left us, there have been countless tributes and expressions of affection and respect — including those of the many people who have queued and filed patiently past her coffin lying-in-state.
How should we explain the numbers? Not just by the great length of a life, famously lived to the full. It has to do with her giving of herself so readily and openly.
There was about her, in George Eliot’s lovely phrase, “the sweet presence of a good diffused”.
Like the sun, she bathed us in her warm glow. Now that the sun has set and the cool of the evening has come, some of the warmth we absorbed is flowing back towards her.
If there is one verse of scripture which captures her best, it is perhaps the description of a gracious woman in the final chapter of the book of Proverbs. It says: “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come.”
Strength, dignity and laughter — three great gifts which we honour and celebrate today.
The Queen Mother’s strength as a person was expressed best through the remarkable quality of her dealings with people — her ability to make all human encounters, however fleeting, feel both special and personal.
As her eighth Archbishop of Canterbury, I can vouch for that strength.
Something of it is reflected in the fact that for half a century we knew her and understood her as the Queen Mother. It is a title whose resonance lies less in its official status than in expressing one of the most fundamental of all roles and relationships — that of simply being a mother, a mum, the Queen Mum.
For her family, that maternal strength — given across the generations to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren — has been a precious gift and blessing.
Its loss is felt keenly today. And as they grieve, we say to the Queen and to Prince Philip; to Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, David and Sarah as grandchildren; and to all their children: you are in our thoughts and cradled in our prayers and those of countless millions round the world.
The very first letter Elizabeth wrote on becoming Queen in the traumatic and daunting circumstances of 1936 was to one of my predecessors as Archbishop of Canterbury. It gives a further insight into the source of her strength.
She wrote: “I can hardly believe that we have been called to this tremendous task… and the curious thing is we are not afraid.”
With her openness to people, indeed as part of it, came a quiet courage. A courage manifest in wartime and widowhood, a courage that endured to the end.
Strength, dignity and laughter.
There was certainly nothing remote or distant about her own sense of dignity. Her smile, her wave, the characteristic tilt of her head: all made the point immediately and beyond words. It was a dignity that rested not on the splendid trappings of royalty, but on a sense of the nobility of service.
On their wedding day here, the Archbishop of York spoke to the newly married couple of their life together: “We cannot resolve that it shall be happy,” he said, “but you can and will resolve that it shall be noble.”
And indeed it was. An unfailing sense of service and duty made it so. It was a commitment nourished by the Queen Mother’s Christian faith. A faith that told her, as it tells us all, that even the Son of God came into the world as a servant, not as a master.
Strength, dignity and, yes, laughter.
We come here to mourn but also to give thanks, to celebrate the person and her life — both filled with such a rich sense of fun and joy and the music of laughter.
With it went an immense vitality that did not fail her. Hers was a great old age, but not a cramped one. She remained young at heart, and the young themselves sensed that.
Of course, the laughter of the book of Proverbs goes deeper than a good joke or a witty reply. “She laughs at the time to come”: such laughter reflects an attitude of confident hope in the face of adversity and the unpredictable challenges of life.
Of this laughter too, the Queen Mother knew a great deal. It was rooted in the depth and simplicity of her abiding faith that this life is to be lived to the full as a preparation for the next.
Her passing was truly an Easter death — poised between Good Friday and Easter Day. In the light of the promise that Easter brings, we will lay her to rest knowing that the same hope belongs to all who trust in the One who is the resurrection and the life.
Strength, dignity, laughter — three special qualities, earthed in her Christian faith. Qualities that clothed her life so richly. Qualities that with her passing, we too — by the grace of God — may seek to put on afresh, in our own lives and the life of our nation and world. Let that be part of her legacy, part of our tribute.
And lastly this: for the book of Proverbs has more to say about a gracious woman; words we can summon now as we commend to her Heavenly Father his faithful servant Elizabeth — Queen, Queen Mother, Queen Mum — deeply loved and greatly missed.
It simply says of a woman of grace: “Many have done excellently, but you exceed them all.”
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Finding a place in your home to keep the cremation urn is important if you plan on keeping the urn displayed for a long period of time. Many factors will determine where you want to display your urn to commemorate the loss of a loved one.
WHERE TO DISPLAY YOUR URN
Some of the most common places where people chose to display their funeral urn are:
on the mantelpiece
a corner shelf
within a glass cabinet
These places are all great choices. Finding a beautiful urn that also compliments the décor and style of your home is one more reason why people chose to display their urns more prominently in their home. Urns are beautiful all on their own. They have bold colors and ornate patterns inscribed. Let them become a loving part of your home. Do not feel pressured to make your cremation urn the center of attraction in a room because it is so beautiful. You may prefer to have it in your bedroom or a more private and discreet location to draw less attention from others.
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This article is a list of countries by cremation rate. Cremation rates vary widely across the world with some countries like Japan, Nepal and Thailand having a rate over 95% while other countries like Italy, Ireland and Poland having less than 10%.
Factors include culture and religion; for example, the cremation rate in Muslim, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic majority countries is much lower due to religious sanctions on cremation, whereas for Hindu or Buddhist majority countries the cremation rate is much higher.
The cremation rate in the United Kingdom has been increasing steadily with the national average rate rising from 34.70% in 1960 to 75.44% in 2015.
Cremation rates in the Nordic countries vary from Norway’s 36% to Finland’s 51%, Sweden’s 70% and Denmark’s 76%.
Cremation is most common in the older larger cities, which are running out of cemetery plots, and rarest in the countryside and small towns where burial places are readily available.
In all countries the cremation rate in large towns is generally between 70% and 90%.
The first cremation in the Netherlands was performed in 1914. In the hundred years since the cremation rate has risen to 63% in 2014.
Cremation remains a minority practice in rural France where burial places are available, but is increasingly common in urban areas.
In 1979 just 1% of funerals involved cremation: in 2012 it was 32%, rising to 45% in Paris
Cremation has been on the increase in Ireland in the last decade. This is largely due to both the expense of burial plots and their (lack of) availability.
Today, over 6% of deaths in Ireland now involve cremations and approximately 10% of funerals in Dublin, or about 2,000 services a year are cremations.
There are five crematoria in Ireland, three of which are located in Dublin (Glasnevin (the first facility of its type in Ireland, established in 1982), Newland’s Cross, Harold’s Cross), one in Cavan and one in Cork.
However, access to these cremation facilities is not restricted to people living in Dublin or Cork.
Anyone may arrange for a cremation to take place in any of these crematoria.
Another crematorium is due to open in Shannon in 2017.
The cremation rate in Canada has been increasing steadily with the national average rate rising from 5.89% in 1970 to 68.4% in 2009.
The rates vary greatly among the provinces with the most recent (1999) province level statistics showing that British Columbia had the highest rate at 74% while Prince Edward Island had the lowest rate at 8.5%.
The cremation rate in the United States has been increasing steadily with the national average rate rising from 3.56% in 1960 to 48.6% in 2015 and projections from the Cremation Association of North America forecasting a rate of 54.3% in 2020.
The rates vary considerably among the states with the highest rates (over 70%) being reported in the Western United States with the lowest rates (under 30%) being reported in the Southern United States.
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Elekta concept behind our pet urns design is to create something that can bring you a smile to your face. Something that can remind you of the joy and love that you shared with your precious pet. The colored bells and the heart and bone can be engraved or replaced with the ones used by your loved pet giving you the possibility to best remember him or her with great joy.
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Elekta created a sophisticated Keepsake collections that can represent your loved one in a way that is fitting to their unique spirit and personality. They will help you to remember your loved one and all of the special times you shared.
Elekta Keepsakes are small sized cremation urns.These urns will hold only a small amount of cremation ashes. These are sometimes used in addition to a full sized urn when ashes are shared amongst family and friends. When a cremation urn is buried or interred, keepsake sized urns can be used to retain some of the ashes at home. These urns are easily filled and will permanently hold a small amount of ashes that can be kept as a very special keepsake.
Elekta is pleased to announce the launch of the “Art” Urn Collections. Precious cremation urns addressed to people interested in uniquely made article. With full respect for the meticulous Inlay technique, these collections are created by high skilled artisans, who hand-cut thin pieces of wood, hand-place them together into the design and finally apply them to the surface of the cremation urn. Thanks to this meticulous handwork, Elekta produces unique urns adorned with flowers and with any other requested beautiful drawing. The “Art” Urn Collections will be launched at the Tanexpo 2016, the most important International funeral exhibition (1-2-3 April, Bologna Italy).
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Elekta is pleased to announce the launch of the Premium Urn Collections. Refined wooden urns whose design is very sleek and modern. Simplicity at its finest. The sober two-coloured combination of glossing lacquered design wooden veneers and the iconic cubic and rectangular shapes are the formula of their success. Interiors are in mahogany and they are provided with a plastic bag which will be closed with an elegant black satin ribbon. The urns open with 4 screws from the bottom. The “Premium” Urn Collections will be launched at the Tanexpo 2016, the most important International funeral exhibition (1-2-3 April, Bologna Italy).
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