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Pet Cemetery

From: Sarah Elzas
Length: 03:52

Our curious relationship with our pets, even when they die. Read the full description.
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Pet Cemetery
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18350451669d63b3cccd_small Many of us tend to personify our pets. We give them names, we talk to them, some even dress them up and feed them human food. So we tend to mourn them as humans when they die. If you live in a city apartment, you can't give your pet a proper funeral in your backyard. Parisians can go to an animal cemetery just north of the city. It's the oldest in the world and houses the remains of hundreds of beloved dogs, cats, birds and even horses. It's still very much in use today...

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Piece Description

Many of us tend to personify our pets. We give them names, we talk to them, some even dress them up and feed them human food. So we tend to mourn them as humans when they die. If you live in a city apartment, you can't give your pet a proper funeral in your backyard. Parisians can go to an animal cemetery just north of the city. It's the oldest in the world and houses the remains of hundreds of beloved dogs, cats, birds and even horses. It's still very much in use today...

Broadcast History

Produced for Radio France International. Aired November 2, 2007.