While it is possible to be buried with your pet in Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, the practice is strictly prohibited in France.
A whimsical idea… which nevertheless arouses support. More than two out of three French people surveyed (68%) say they are in favor of the implementation of a law allowing them to be buried with their pet, reveals an Ifop survey for the specialized platform Woopet, carried out at the end of the month. of October. This rate rises to 79% among those who own at least one animal.
In detail, more than 2 respondents out of 10 (23%) are there “very favorable“, 45% “rather favorable“, 20% “rather unfavorable“and 12%”very unfavorable“. Men (66%) and women (69%) equally approve of this initiative, which is however more widely acclaimed among 18-34 year olds (80%) than among those over 65 (52%).
The wealthy classes and right-wing voters reluctant to such a law
It is also the working classes who are most in favor of it: 75% of those who receive less than 1,300 euros per month want a law to this effect, compared to 59% of respondents earning more than 2,500 euros monthly. In addition, right-wing voters are mostly reluctant, with only 47% approval, when 73% of left-wing voters support it.
However, the French who would take the plunge are still in the minority: 45% of animal owners say they are ready to be buried with their cat and their dog.
If it is possible to be buried with your animal in Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, the practice is strictly prohibited in France. A bill to allow it was registered in the National Assembly on February 8, 2022.
The Ifop survey was carried out among 2005 people between October 18 and 20, 2022.