Use abattoirs for slaughtering, people urged

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi (ADM) has urged residents to have animals slaughtered at public abattoirs as the city prepares for Eid Al Fitr celebrations.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 17 Aug 2012, 9:37 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:02 PM

People who slaughter animals in residential areas or without veterinary consultation pose a risk to the city’s health, safety and appearance, said Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, ADM Director of Public Health, on Thursday.

“A number of facilities provided by slaughterhouses ensure that the slaughtering process is safe,” he said. “These include pre- and post-slaughtering veterinary inspection, health and legitimate slaughtering by qualified and licensed professional butchers and the proper disposal of wastes unfit for human consumption.”

Veterinary assessments at both livestock markets and slaughterhouses help prevent the spread of diseases, he said.

Public slaughterhouses in Abu Dhabi — Bani Yas and Shahama — which are open from 6am to 6pm will remain closed on the first and second day of Eid. During Ramadan, the abattoirs often extended their timings to meet the demand, sometimes remaining open for 16 hours a day.

The ADM also stated that slaughtering fees will not change during the holidays, with prices at Dh15 per goat or sheep, Dh40 per calf or young camel and Dh60 per adult cow or camel.

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