Dead Pets Are Part of an Elaborate Scam
After a pet's death, cremation and burial is designed to help owners begin the healing process. However, most states don't regulate animal crematoriums, so when you spend $300 for Fido to be cremated, know that it's likely he'll be incinerated with several other animals — possibly including road kill. There is often no guarantee that the ashes you receive are of your beloved pet. Worse, some crematoriums work in tandem with rendering plants. This means that your pet might instead be boiled down for fat, which is sometimes mixed into pet food, according to Slate.