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BURIAL. The act of interring the dead.
     2. No burial is lawful unless made in conformity with the local regulations; an when a dead body has been found, it cannot be lawfully buried until the coroner has holden an inquest over it. In England. it is the practice for coroners to issue warrants to bury, after a view. 2 Umf. Lex. Coron. 497, 498.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I warn clients that there may be local ordinances that regulate pet burial. I also warn clients about secondary pentobarbital poisoning and advise them to bury their pets so that no other animals are able to access their remains.
Across Wales pet burial and cremation services are available for animals of all sizes - a process which can cost hundreds of pounds.
Eyley conducted a proper pet burial, laying the hamster to rest in the backyard.