Is Aquamation Legal?

Updated: 6 days ago


Where is Aquamation legal?

Aquamation is legal in the state of California. It is legal for pets in all 50 states and Canada. Under California Governor Jerry Brown, bill AB 967 was passed, legalizing aquamation for both pets and people. It allows the use of water-based cremation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, in California.


Before passing the bill, the only commercially available options for deceased pets were flame-based cremation and burial—both of which are harmful to the environment. For more information about aftercare options for pets, read this.