Four Animal Trading Outlets Shut Down

AJMAN — The Ajman Municipality has shut down four animal trading establishments temporarily for flouting environment and health rules of the 
civic body.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 1 Dec 2009, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:25 AM

“The four outlets have been shut down until we are sure that they have rectified the conditions and have a healthy environment,” Khaled Al Hosani, Director of the Health and Environment Department at the municipality, told Khaleej Times.

The number of cases of illegal slaughtering of animals dropped significantly this Eid, he said. Only three butchers were spotted slaughtering animals illegally after complaints received at hotline number 80026.

He attributed the drop to the opening of the new abattoir which received a large number of people from the emirate and neighbouring areas, as it offered the service free of charge during Eid on the instructions of Shaikh Amar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman.

Municipal inspectors had intensified campaigns a week before Eid which continued till the fourth day of the festival. They targeted 90 animal trading establishments and abattoirs to ensure healthy and safe slaughtering of animals.

They also monitored the residential areas for illegal slaughtering.

The municipality also took precautionary measures to control the cattle market and ensure healthy environment for Eid celebration.

He urged the public to dump food and animal wastes, and garbage in the separate bins allocated by the municipality in various areas of the emirate to maintain cleanliness and scenic beauty.

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