63 minutes | Nov 25, 2020

Lauren Kane - Pet Mortician

TRIGGER WARNING - THIS EPISODE DISCUSSES DEATH AND REMAINS BOTH HUMAN AND ANIMAL Love science and conservation? Want to discover new ways to protect our species? Elle Kaye chats with guests who work within the science genre, but whose job titles may need a little unpacking. Strap in for entomology, taxidermy, diaphonization, pet remains, human pathology and all those that work with specimens. In episode 004, Elle chats with Lauren about becoming a pet mortician, coping with her death anxiety, and her experience in death positive situations such as a living funeral. Show Notes, IG Links and Further Reading  Lauren’s Website http://www.preciouscreaturetaxidermy.com/ Lauren’s IG www.instagram.com/preciouscreature Steady Waves End of Life Care – Living Funeral Ceremonies https://steadywaveseol.com/ Bolivian Funeral Celebrations https://frazerconsultants.com/2017/10/cultural-spotlight-bolivian-funeral-traditions/ Día de los Muertos https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/mexico/top-ten-day-of-dead-mexico/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/dia-de-los-muertos/ Further reading on cultural practices that honour the dead https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/03/160314-pictures-death-ritual-funeral-burial-ceremony-people-culture/ https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/00000153-3e1f-d365-a5d3-3f5f4a300000 https://www.britannica.com/list/7-unique-burial-rituals-across-the-world https://ideas.ted.com/11-fascinating-funeral-traditions-from-around-the-globe/ Elle Kaye IG www.instagram.com/ellekayetaxidermy Artwork © 2020 Madison Erin Mayfield http://madisonerinmayfield.com/ www.instagram.com/madisonerinmayfield Specimens Podcast  www.instagram.com/specimenspod www.twitter.com/specimenspod
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