Death is a difficult subject. Something that once existed as matter in the form of life, now exists as matter in the form of - well, nowadays humans ultimately decide how we'd like our loved ones remains to "live" on. The same is true for our pets. NPR had a great Weekend Edition about a company that turns human ashes into diamonds using high heat and pressure.
One can argue that nobody would want to wear something that used to be great grandma Pearl. But how is this any different than buying a fur coat or genuine leather shoes? Minus the emotional attachment, it's still an item that was a living creature. The catch is that this process can cost as much as a funeral. So the compromise would be to add value to yourself in death, rather than having someone spread your ashes into the air or rather than buried underground with hopes that the zombie apocalypse will happen.