Decrease in illegal animal slaughtering in Sharjah 


SHARJAH - The practice of illegal animal slaughtering has seen a decrease in the emirate of Sharjah due to an intensive awareness campaign carried out by the Sharjah Municipality. The initiative aimed at educating people of the health risks that could result from such illegal practices.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 9:58 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:20 AM

Dr Rasha Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director General Assistant of Health and Environment said inspections and awareness on the dangers of illegal slaughtering of animals outside the abattoir played a major role in curbing the phenomena. The municipality had recently organised an exhibition at the Al Jubail Abattoir to educate the public about the diseases of animals that could be transmitted to humans. Illegal slaughtering could pose health hazards to people since mobile butchers would not know about the diseases of the animal and are not trained.

“Slaughtering animals at homes or public places is illegal and those found flouting the ban will be fined and prosecuted,” she warned.

Al Qassimi added that the awareness campaign highlighted the ban and the health problems associated with the practice.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com



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