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How to dispose of a dead horse

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PASCO, Wash.-  One Tri-Cities resident says she will never forget going to the Basin Disposal Transfer station in Pasco on Friday.

She says she was disgusted when she saw a dead horse lying on the floor at the site.

Leaders at the Benton-Franklin Health District say it's not common practice for BDI to take large dead animals, but sometimes it's the best option.

"If it's dead too long and the rendering company won't accept the animal or if they can't bury it; Basin Disposal can accept the animal," says Rick Dawson of the Benton-Franklin Health District.

Dawson says the best way to dispose of a dead horse is to use a rendering company or to bury it away from groundwater.