05/03/2012 04:11 pm ET

Carcass Obliteration: The Other Option That The Forest Service Would Have Used To Destroy The Frozen Aspen Cows (LISTEN)

A crew with the U.S. Forest Service is setting out on a grim task today. They’ll hike to a remote cabin where six frozen dead cows await them. This is around Aspen. The cows apparently wandered in over the winter and got stuck. The crew will cut the cows up by hand and toss the pieces in the forest. The other option they’d considered was explosives, which the Forest Service uses from time to time. The practice even has a name: “carcass obliteration.” CPR’s Zachary Barr introduces us to the man who does that in Colorado.

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