Warning against slaughtering animals outside abattoirs

Meanwhile, the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has warned residents against slaughtering animals outside public abattoirs like houses.

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Published: Tue 16 Nov 2010, 11:27 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:01 PM

Mubarak Ali Al Shamsi, chairman of the municipality, said all animals should be taken to the municipal abattoirs for slaughtering to ensure the safety of the meat and to avoid diseases.

“The animals slaughtered outside abattoirs are not checked by veterinary doctors and the meat kept in the open or unprotected places can spread diseases. Sometimes people slaughter animals in their houses and throw the animal waste in non-designated areas, causing environmental pollution,” said Al Shamsi.

Officials would intensify inspections in various areas of the emirate during the Eid holidays to crack down on violators. He warned that fines up to Dh5,000 will be imposed on such people.

The Municipality has confirmed that there has been no change in the fee for slaughtering animals. The fee for slaughtering a sheep or goat is Dh15 and that of a cow, ox or camel ranges from Dh40 to Dh70, depending on the size.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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