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Why should carnivores manure not be added to compost? - OneSharedEarth
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I've read that herbivore (plant grazing) animal manure can be added to a compost bin but carnivore (meat eating) animal manure can't.
Why is it so? Is it different for home composting and composting by councils?
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Carroll J, “Cat Feces In Compost: Why You Should Not Compost Cat Waste” (Gardening Know How, 2018) is an interesting link regarding cat manure. Essentially the manure pile is never likely to reach a sufficient temperature to kill harmful parasites within the manure, leading to potential outbreaks. 

It may be possible in the future that the way we compost may be adapted to include carnivore manure, perhaps this is a niche that could be explored by an entrepreneur, currently, the risk and cost outweigh the potential benefits.

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