Requirement to Dispose of Dead Animals

March 26, 2012 | Erika Eckley

In the news recently was the story about an individual from Northeast Iowa who was charged with five counts of failing to dispose of dead animals after a Sheriff visited his property to follow up on a complaint about the animals and a horrible smell. An investigation showed there were several dead goats that had been there for some time. There were no allegations of animal neglect as the animals apparently died from natural causes. But, the event makes it a good time to review Iowa’s dead animal disposal law.

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