TIERethik - Zeitschrift zur Mensch-Tier-Beziehung


Animal avantgarde. Contemporary announcements of mourning for dead pets
Matthias Meitzler

From a sociological perspective, this article deals with the relevance of the death of pet animals in modern society. It addresses a discourse that has so far hardly appeared in the German research landscape and thus promises interesting insights not only into the social handling of mortality, but also into the significance of pets as life companions. The findings are based on the author’s empirical research on animality and sociality in the context of the life’s end.

Keywords: sociology, human-animal studies, pet cattle, animal cemetery, mourning, burial culture