By CBS 4 Newsroom
A Tipton, Iowa pet cemetery owner is battling state regulators over the proper procedure for burying horses.
The state DNR has fined Steve Johnson $10,000 for not sending dozens of horses to a landfill.
The state considers the animals to be "solid waste'' that should be discarded in that way.
Johnson is appealing the fine. His lawyer said Johnson gives the horses a dignified burial.