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Life After Death
Discovery News explores pets in the afterlife

Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went,” a quote repeatedly circulated by pet lovers. 

Since the beginning of time, people have wondered about the afterlife. So it should come as no surprise that one of the most popular Internet searches asks if dogs will join us in that place. I, for one, can't imagine existing anywhere without my pups by my side!

Last week, Discovery News analyst, Jennifer Viegas, wrote about this much debated question. She compiles an interesting roundup of perspectives on pets and the afterlife, including different religious beliefs, Egyptian rituals and even scientific research. 

Despite the diverse views, one thing is clear: People across differing beliefs do agree on one thing, that animals play a significant and meaningful part in our lives.

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JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

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