As a green company directly serving Pet Families, we truly believe aquamation, a form of cremation, is the future of Pet Aftercare. Aquamation is an eco-friendly alternative to flame cremation. That is an extremely important point to consider because families now have a choice in the final disposition of their pets.
Aquamation is a gentler disposition for animals. It’s the same process that occurs as part of nature’s course when a pet is laid to rest naturally in the soil.
Fire based cremation is the process of incinerating a body or in this case, incinerating a pet. The effects of fire cremation result in the organic material of the pet burned away and what is left is charred bone. There is no doubt fire cremation is a severe method of disposition for a pet. Environmentally, it gets worse. Fire cremation requires smokestacks that release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. To give you an example how much carbon monoxide is released each day into the air we breathe, cremating a medium sized person is equivalent to driving 20 hours in a car.
By incinerating an animal, cremation destroys the potential a pet has to give back to the earth after a pet dies. Flame cremation uses an energy intensive process to turn bodies to ash, polluting the air we all breathe and contributing to climate change. All told, cremation in the USA emits a staggering 600 million tons of carbon dioxide directly into the atmosphere annually…
What most of us don’t realize, the truly awful truth is that the very last thing a flame cremated pet will do to this earth… is poison it.
In contrast, aquamation is the same process that occurs as part of nature’s course when a body or pet is laid to rest naturally in the soil.
Choosing aquamation as a process of disposition for your pet, a combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials.
The process uses a solution of 95% water and 5% alkali and it’s actually the water molecules that break the bonds. At the end of the process, the only remains are the inorganic minerals of the bone.
The mineral remains of the bone are dried and processed into a powder for return to the family.
Aquamation is a gentler form of disposition for pets and has the lowest environmental impact of all other pet care options on the planet.
It works in this way;
The Aquamation Process explained in 1:52 seconds
A pet buried in the earth is degraded naturally by an activity called alkaline hydrolysis and expedited by the bacteria in the soil – A natural burial for a pet is a very slow process, an activity that can take several months or even years to complete. The process of Aquamation uses alkaline hydrolysis to essentially accelerate what takes place in a natural burial. What could take much time in nature, our process takes 20 hours to complete. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the natural course of time. At the end of the process, your pet has been returned to its natural form, organically and in a bio-friendly way.
Aquamation completely eliminates the negative consequences and results we get from flame cremation in Nassau County. There are no carbon dioxide emissions at all, and instead of the very last thing a flame cremated pet will do to this earth… is poison it, Veterinarians and pet owners, will now have the choice to make a positive contribution to the world we all live in and will pass down to our children.
This rich organic liquid that is produced as a by-product of Aquamation can be returned to the ecosystem via the normal wastewater treatment facility. The liquid is not only rich in nutrients but also benign and completely sterile. Wastewater plants actually appreciate the effluent, (the water – after aquamation) because it is an outstanding micro-nutrient package that benefits and helps with the quality of wastewater treatment and is beneficial for maintaining and preserving pipes.
BUT… we intend to capture the liquid, give it back to pet owners if they desire. It makes for an outstanding fertilizer in any backyard, as this nutrient rich liquid can be used to create new life. A family’s pet could be a cherry tree… or in the big picture where Compassionate Care Pet Aquamation is completely committed, used on organized farms to feed our planet.
The raw data that we have, greater than 25 million animals are cremated every year. The positive effect of taking those animals and naturally recycling nutrient rich water into our planet with zero toxic emissions into the air we all share and breathe, is massive. With this step, our aquamation process is closing the cycle of life on a beautiful animal and producing this micro nutrient package to grow life once again. What a way for a pet family to honor their pet! The impact and positive effect we all can have by contributing to our planet in an intelligent manner is staggering.
The eco- friendly benefits I just described in this article and on our brochure page is one reason New York State has issued us a license to operate right here in in Oceanside NY, a stone’s throw from the Queen border directly serving all of Nassau County including the metro NYC area and beyond. No bridges to cross to get to our facility. Everything is right here in the NY Metro area. Our facility houses some of the most eco-friendly machines on the planet.
To every Pet Owner, I’m asking you for your business and support. The environmental impact and difference you can make to the world we live in is immeasurable.
Right now, we are responsible for the well-being of our children and the world our younger generation will inherit from us. Today, it’s up to us to do what we can for the benefit of future generations. Do we think the Animal Health Care Industry will encourage and offer families a gentler, much more eco-friendly process that uses water instead of fire to return a pet back to mother nature? We think so and upon considering the eco-friendly benefits available to you and your family and the environment we all share and live in, I believe you will too.