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Carcasses and animal by-products: disposal

Dead pets and certain waste of animal origin, such as slaughterhouse waste or food waste from restaurants or commercial kitchens, must be disposed of properly.

The destruction of these carcasses and waste is an important part of the fight against animal disease. Only through effective treatment is it possible to render detected or unrecognized pathogens of diseases in carcasses or their parts harmless.

Therefore, dead animals must be properly disposed of in a special establishment.

Slaughter waste as well as kitchen and catering waste from the catering and commercial kitchens containing animal parts (e.g. meat residues, sausages) are also subject to statutory disposal.

Dead pets do not belong in the bioton or compost.

If you have your own property and it is not in a watershed area, you may also bury your pet on your property. The carcass must be covered by a layer of soil at least 50 cm thick.

Have you found a dead pet? If the animal is on your own property, you as the property owner have to dispose of the animal. If the animal is in the public transport area, please contact the local regulatory authority.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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