Monday, October 21, 2013

Pet Cremation Fraud?

Pet cremation fraud may be surprisingly widespread. Freaknomics just did an interesting (and disturbing) podcast, "The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat":
If there’s a death in your family and you choose to have your loved one cremated, wouldn’t you expect that the remains that are returned to you belong specifically to your beloved? Of course you would!

Would you expect the same if the dearly departed happens to be the family pet? I suspect the answer is still yes. But in the fast-growing pet-cremation business, how do you know that the remains you’re getting back are indeed from your pet?

That’s the question we ask in our latest podcast, “The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat.”
Here's the full transcript.