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Don't even think of burying a dead animal on Revere Beach

The Revere Journal reports the city Conservation Commission has banned animal burials on the beach. No, there hasn't been a rush by residents to say farewell to their pets by the water; the commission was reacting to the way the state buried a 25-foot-long, decomposing humpback whale under the sand last fall. City officials say next time, the state had just better find another way to dispose of large decomposing carcasses.

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What do they do with the carcasses down the Cape? I'm getting coodies just thinking about walking barefoot on the beach now. I wish I didn't know this. Sorry, can't help it

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They sell them beachfront property.

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I guess everything's legal until it's illegal. But burying a giant animal corpse in the sand on a public beach seems like an obviously really bad idea.

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It's at least better to bury it under the sand than to allow it to rot away on top of the sand.

After all, that's how whale corpses have done it for millions of years.

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I read this headline as "buying a dead animal on Revere Beach" and even then, it didn't seem that strange.

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You mean buying a dead animal like a whole roasted chicken or something?
Happens ALL THE TIME but not all that often on the beach, you know?

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City officials say next time, the state had just better find another way to dispose of large decomposing carcasses

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Solution: next time, the state just leaves it there to rot, and let Revere deal with it.

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Unless the state has an obligation to dispose of any dead whales in the manner of Revere's choosing, this seems like a strange thing to do.

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And do the same for all cape cod beach breechings.

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Just tow it out and up onto the rocks on an outer harbor island like Calf or Brewster. Bird/crabs/bugs will deal with it.

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The article doesn't say if the problem was the smell or what. They should have just buried it deeper. 10+ feet under the ground, cover it with lime.

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Go to the beach and start digging. Notice how the hole fills up with seawater right quick?

Yeah, that.

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We'll the whales not going to care. Cause it's dead. Plus it used to live in water.

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