Friday, 16 April 2021 01:40 GMT

Abu Dhabi warns against animal slaughtering at homes farms


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ahead of the holy month of Ramadan the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADCM) has announced its measures to avoid illegal slaughtering of animals.

The ADCM has confirmed that there would be no change in the fees for slaughtering and warned the public of slaughtering animals at homes and farms.

The municipality has also extended the working hours of its three slaughterhouses in the capital city Bani Yas Al Wathba and Al Shahama on Thursdays and Fridays to meet the heavy rush.

Under the new timings slaughterhouses will operate on Thursday from 6am to 9pm; and on Friday from 6am to 11am then from 2pm to 9pm.

Now these abattoirs can slaughter more animals and the new timings suit the general public.

The municipality's Public Health Division is all set to offer the highest services to the resident.

The civic body has urged public to make use of slaughter houses located across the capital where best facilities have been provided for the purpose.

The municipality is also keen to offer flexible services and extend the working hours especially during holidays and weekends which would also discourage illegal slaughtering.

New timing for slaughterhouses in Capital

Three slaughterhouses - Bani Yas Al Wathba and Al Shahama - will operate on Thursday from 6am to 9pm; and on Friday from 6am to 11am then from 2pm to 9pm

During the first four months of 2016 the municipal slaughterhouses have processed a total of 153519 animals with an anticipated 35 per cent increase during Ramadan and Eid.

These include 17379 animals of different types slaughtered at automated slaughterhouse; 38465 carcasses processed by the public slaughterhouse; 57848 carcasses by Bani Yas slaughterhouse; 32724 by Al Shahama slaughterhouse and 7103 carcasses by Al Wathba slaughterhouse.

The Public Health Division has deployed veterinarians and adequate number of butchers and cleaners to meet the increased demand in coordination with slaughterhouses operators.

Taking such step to maintain the quality of services on offer by slaughterhouses; the municipality confirmed that there would be no change in the fees for slaughtering animals.

It stressed the public cooperation would protect the public health and environment; combat the spread of diseases and breeding of insects and rodents.


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