Plan to Redevelop British Columbia Pet Cemetery Faces Opposition

A plan to redevelop a former pet cemetery where hundreds of pets were interred is facing backlash. A petition to stop the redevelopment of the site, located in Surrey, British Columbia, already has over 2,000 signatures but may not be able to influence the outcome. Animal lawyer Rebeka Breder explains that there are no defined legal protections for pet cemeteries in the province and that incoming developers or property owners can handle the companion animal remains as they please. The City of Surrey said in a statement that the proposed development conforms to existing zoning.