Group 5

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In Maori culture, when a family member dies, their body remains in the open coffin in the living room for a few days, during which the whole family gathers to celebrate their life. Until they bury them, the corpse is never left alone, not even for a minute.⁣
Children are part of this ritual, they see the body, touch it, hug it, say goodbye.⁣
These last few days we’ve experienced death: we found an abandoned kitten that was part of our family for 2 days. She seemed to be fine, but yesterday she got worse and died. We sat next to her tiny dead body for a while, caressed her, and said goodbye.⁣
Death is part of life, it has no reason to be a taboo.⁣