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October 27, 2020 - CTV News

Pet cemeteries reveal rise of belief in animal afterlife, U.K. study finds

Pet cemeteries reveal rise of belief in animal afterlife, U.K. study finds
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TORONTO -- Do all dogs go to heaven? A U.K. study suggests the growing answer among pet owners is yes.

The new study has found that belief in a pet afterlife has been on the rise since the Victorian era, with more recent animal graves featuring a greater number of references to owners being reunited with their pets after death.

The research out of Newcastle University examined the graves at pet cemeteries in Newcastle and London over 100 years, starting with the opening of the first public pet cemetery in 1881, to track the changing relationships people had with pets.

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