ATM Equidés ANGEE’s most frequently asked questions.


  • Can I bury an equine animal?


Article L226-1 of the French Rural and Maritime Fishing Code prohibits the burial of any animal weighing over 40 kg. Consequently, it isn’t allowed to inter an equine animal, regardless of the circumstances of its death.

Unusual fact: In 1967, the only equine animal granted a derogation for burial at Haras du Pin was Furioso, acknowledged as the leader of the Selle Français breed.



  • Why opt for ATM équidés ANGEE?


Every three years, ATM équidés ANGEE concludes market agreements with qualified rendering companies across French territory. The organization negotiates advantageous rates for equine animals’ owners.

How long does it take to remove a deceased equine animal?


Article L226-6 of the French Rural Code provides that dead animals must be removed within a period of two full days after the receipt of a declaration from the holder and/or owner.

To calculate this period, it is necessary to consider not only the date of the declaration, but also the time. so:

·       Declarations received before 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday will be processed the same day,

·       Declarations received after 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday will be processed by the operator the following day,

·       Declarations won’t be considered until Monday if they’re made after 6 p.m. on Friday or on the weekend.


  • Weekends 

Saturdays and Sundays are omitted in the calculation of the two full days required by the French Rural Code. If you make your removal declaration on a Saturday, it won’t be processed until the next business day, Monday, unless it’s a public holiday.

  • Public holidays

Since public holidays aren’t business days, if they’re within the two-day period, they extend the removal deadline by one day (or more if the public holiday is on a Friday). 


Here’s some examples

  • D+1 removal: the most favorable case

If you make your removal declaration on Monday at 4:00 p.m., it will be processed the same day and the renderer will be able to come on Tuesday at the earliest and Wednesday at the latest. Late delivery penalties apply.

  • D+6 removal: the worst-case scenario

You can submit your removal declaration on Friday at 7:00 p.m. If the following Monday is a public holiday, your removal declaration won’t be processed until Tuesday. The renderer can come by the following Thursday. This is an extremely long time, especially if you welcome the public to your facility, but it’s still legal.

What are the rules to be respected to prepare an equine animal removal ?

The removal of an equine animal requires compliance with some rules established by rendering companies to ensure health and personal safety during the rendering process. 

Please note that the rendering companies warn you that failure to comply with these instructions may result in the cancellation of the removal, and add a further delay while the equine animal is moved to an accessible location and the removal is rescheduled. 

Here’s some key points to remember when preparing the render truck’s arrival.
Rendering is carried out by a truck equipped with a crane that collects in accordance with the passage requests that have been transmitted in the previous days (remember that the rendering company has a period of two full days to carry out the removal). It’s essential that: 


·       Anticipate the accessibility of the crane truck: up to 13 m long, 4 m high, 2.55 m wide and 19 tons, 

·       Place the equine animal on a stabilized surface, 

·       Keep the equine animal away from buildings and high-voltage power lines (11 meters to avoid electric arcs), 

·       Leave the SIRE booklet and proof of payment in an airtight box next to the equine animal. 

On the other hand, you must be careful not to: 

·       Leave the equine animal in its stall, in the middle of the pasture or under a tree. 

·       Cover the equine animal with a tarpaulin but rather to use damp straw instead. 

·       Require the rendering truck to park on the public highway.