Abu Dhabi abattoirs geared up for Eid

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Abu Dhabi abattoirs geared up for Eid

Abu Dhabi - The Abu Dhabi Municipality said that it has stepped up health measures at all abattoirs.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Fri 31 May 2019, 10:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 1 Jun 2019, 10:14 AM

Preparations at Abu Dhabi slaughterhouses have been completed and the abattoirs are now ready to serve the public during the forthcoming Eid Al Fitr holidays, according to authorities.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality said that it has stepped up health measures at all abattoirs to cope with the huge number of animals to be slaughtered during the Eid holiday.
Municipal officials said they have taken several measures at abattoirs - including adding more workers - to ensure veterinary inspection of all animals to be slaughtered during the last days Ramadan and over Eid holidays.
Working hours at the abattoirs had also been extended starting from 6am until 6pm and seven days a week since the beginning of Ramadan.
The holidays of all workers in slaughterhouses - particularly veterinarians and inspectors - had been suspended ahead of Eid holidays.
More than 34,964 animals including goats, sheep, cows and camels have been slaughtered at Abu Dhabi abattoirs since the beginning of Ramadan, said the municipality.
"All municipal abattoirs are well equipped and ready to receive animals as the demand for meat increases," said a municipal official.
"The municipal workers carry out tests on animals before and after the slaughtering process."
Slaughterhouses of Abu Dhabi also provide tailor-made iceboxes for keeping meat to ensure proper transition of meat and carcasses and avoiding pollution of the meat due to heat exposure.
Authorities urged people to take all their animals to public abattoirs and warned that those who are caught slaughtering animals outside the abattoirs or in their homes would face legal action.
Municipal officials pointed out that there were potential diseases associated with the slaughtering of animals in makeshift places. The fees for the slaughtering of animals are: Dh15 per goat or sheep, Dh40 per calf or young camel, and Dh60 per older cow or camel.

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