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Pets to be pressure cooked

March 26th, 2000
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 …under the EU’s animal waste directive … it is legal to bury…dead pets only after “pressure cooking them at 130 degrees centigrade for half an hour”…
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The Sunday Telegraph, p20, 26 March 2000, Christopher Booker)

This is rubbish. The animal waste Directive, in force since 1992, merely stipulates that “high-risk” material – such as BSE infected cows – be disposed of in an approved processing plant. There is nothing in the Directive to prevent dead pets, which do not present a serious risk of spreading communicable diseases, being disposed of through burning or burial.

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