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Eid Al Adha: Dh500 fine if you slaughter animals in houses, streets

WAM/Abu Dhabi
Filed on September 17, 2015 | Last updated on September 17, 2015 at 11.08 am
Eid Al Adha: Dh500 fine if you slaughter animals in houses, streets

Sacrificial animals being unloaded from a truck in time for the upcoming Eid Al Adha, at the Sharjah Cattle Market.
(M. Sajjad)


First day of Eid Al Adha to be celebrated on Thursday, September 24. Abu Dhabi slaughter houses gear up for Eid Al Adha.

With hardly a week left for Eid Al Adha, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADCM) has called upon the public to avoid slaughtering animals in houses, streets or public squares.

Residents were informed that violators will be slapped with a fine of Dh500 and that the sacrificial animals will be confiscated.

The municipality has announced that all arrangements have been made for residents to get their sacrificial animals slaughtered.

Municipality warns...

The public to avoid entering the slaughtering halls in order to maintain public health stipulations and avoid the onset of communicable diseases.

The public to avoid slaughtering their sacrificial animals in houses, streets or public squares. An immediate fine of Dh500 shall be slapped against violators and the animals shall be confiscated. Municipal patrols will regularly be walking around to spot violators since this results in adverse health and environmental risks.

Abu Dhabi Public Slaughter House, Baniyas Slaughter House, Al Shahama Slaughter House and Al Wathba Slaughter House are fully prepared to receive sacrificial animals on the first day of Eid Al Adha from 7am to 6pm, and during the remaining days from 6am to 6pm.

Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Director of Public Health, ADCM, said: "The municipality has deployed a veterinary team to carry medical tests on all livestock and offer medical assistance to buyers. It has also urged butchers and staff to attend specialised qualifying programmes to know about food safety and personal hygiene in a bid to raise the standards of slaughter houses.

Slaughter houses will be disinfected everyday after the end of slaughtering works. Slaughtering wastes will be disposed of properly without polluting the environment.

Slaughtering charges, however, remain the same as in the past. "The slaughtering fees remain the same: Dh15 per goat/sheep, Dh40 per calf/young camel, and Dh60 per older cow/camel. These fees include cutting the slaughtered sheep or goat into four pieces, and camels and cows into eight pieces," said Al Rumaithi.

Slaughterhouses will not cut them into smaller pieces on the first and second days of Eid, due to the huge number of animals to be processed, and to help avoid the hassles of keeping the public waiting for longer periods."

The Abu Dhabi Automatic Slaughterhouse is designated for sacrificial animals of the Emirates Red Crescent, whereas Abu Dhabi Slaughterhouses at Al Mina, Baniyas, Al Wathba and Al Shahama will offer services to the public.

The municipality has called on the public to avoid entering the slaughtering halls in order to maintain public health stipulations.

Al Rumaithi called on the residents of Baniyas to head to Al Wathba Slaughterhouse to avoid crowding at the Baniyas Slaughterhouse.- Wam


Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sector were announced earlier this week by the UAE government.

Holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will be from Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and work will resume on Sunday, September 27, 2015, according to a circular issued today by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

Also read: First day of Eid Al Adha on September 24

For the private sector, the Ministry of Labour has declared Wednesday, September 23, until Friday, September 25 an official paid holiday for all workers.


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