The Guardian - Taxidermy, skull preservation, maceration: pet owners find new ways to process grief
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Alternative pet burials include some of the most eccentric practices which might make some feel uneasy – such as skull preservations, keeping fur in freezers or, perhaps most surprising of all, skeletal articulation. But this diversity of choices reflects the different sentiments of pet owners, who have to make decisions for their companions while experiencing disenfranchised grief – the sense that a loss is undervalued or less important because it is a pet, even when it consumes their whole universe.