The Effect of Animal Reburial on the Soil Structure and Water
Animal disposal by burying is a common practice. Many methods are available for disposing dead animals. Disposing of dead animals has sometimes posed some dangers especially when the animals are disposed in areas which are not proper appropriate. The issue becomes more serious when there is a mass burial of animals.
Burying of animals in regions which are not appropriate poses the risk of contamination if both water and soil. At times when animals are improperly buried, reburial can be an option but it is worth noting that the chances of soil and water contamination. This paper seeks to examine the effect of animal reburial on the soil structure and water. The paper also proposes a way forward.
of livestock often poses a challenge when the livestock gets inflicted with diseases. It is a common practice to cull and bury animals which to contain the spreading of diseases such as anthrax, food and mouth, swine flu, bird flu among others. Upon the occurrence of epidemic the burying processes have been known to be carried out very first and many at times in a very haphazard manner. Few governments have put strict laws in place which govern the mass burial of animals.
of incidences where animals are buried quickly without much consideration to the burial sites. Burying of animals especially in mass numbers in sites which are not appropriate poses many risks. Decomposing carcases are likely to contaminate underground water reservoirs which in turn will find its way to human and animal consumption. Improper burying which will lead to water contamination will likely lead to a catastrophic effect as this will likely contaminate water sources.
will likely be the easiest way to kill most of the wildlife stock. The fact that contamination may not be that putting the situation under control may be hard. According to Tae-jong there are possibilities of animals being exhumed and reburied in regions which are appropriate to avoid contamination water sources (Tae-jong 1).
Carcases buried on hilly slopes and regions which do not have stable soil structure increase the possibilities of contaminations. Areas which are frequently prone to flooding are likely to increase the chances of contamination. Carcases buried in such areas should be reburied in appropriate areas elsewhere. It is however worth noting that such an exercise is prone to increase the chances of soil and water pollution.