I was recently in a small village cemetery in Portugal. In the cemetery there was a wall with coffins interred on shelves, with a modern lockable double glazed door over each vault so that you could look in at the contents. [more inside]
In Ontario, can a person be buried in a natural way, so that the body returns to the earth? [more inside]
I want to plans to deal with the eventual death of my pets. They're healthy and happy but I know small animals don't live too long, and I'd like to know what to do before I lose them. [more inside]
My dad died last thursday. We're cremating his body but the final disposition of his remains is a problem for my family. Basically, we're too poor to do anything but flush him down the toilet. Help? [more inside]
A dear relative will likely die within the next decade, and I am trying to help her plan a natural burial in L.A., but am flummoxed by California's regulations and am unsure whether it is a viable option. [more inside]
What do zoos do with large animals that die? I heard about a giraffe at the Santa Barbara zoo that died and it got me to wondering about what they'd do with the body. I'm guessing they wouldn't just feed it to predator animals (even though that seems kind of efficient and circle of lifeish) so do they bury them, burn them, stuff them?
What do I need to know to become a coffin builder? Are there regulations I have to follow? How should I sell them? How much should they cost? [more inside]
What are the least wasteful and/or most productive (preferably legal) things that can be done with my body after I'm dead? [more inside]
What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?