Team raids unhygienic slaughter house, seizes meat

Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: A veterinary team headed by the in-charge slaughter house Dr. Naseebullah Kakar seized over hundred kilograms of sub-standard meat, before it was being transported to the meat market here. A case has been lodged against the butcher, who was involved in mal-practice.

Acting on a tip-off the team raided a slaughter house and found a butcher red-handed preparing beef of sick animals for selling that was unfit for human consumption.

“Over two hundred kilograms of stale and stinking beef has been seized during the raid. The team confiscated the meat and disposed it at the slaughter house.” Dr. Naseebullah said.

In-charge slaughter house said that the department has accelerated action against unhygienic slaughter houses and substandard meat sellers in the city and no one would be allowed to play with human lives, adding selling stale and poor quality meat of sick animals poses a serious hazard to the health of people. No one is allowed to sell unverified and unstamped meat by a veterinary doctor in the market. “The authorities concerned would take strict action to keep a check on such practices. The butchers were also not allowed to sell fresh meat in an unhygienic condition, adding those found guilty would be sent behind the bars, he warned. “The yellow colored meat is from sick animals, which is the main reason behind the spread of Hepatitis and other diseases.” The veterinary doctor added.

It is to be mentioned that cattle suffering from various diseases are being brought for slaughtering here. Each and every animal either well or ill is being sold in the cattle market. Because the traders have no option but to sell their ailing animals in the market. Taking advantage, the butchers purchase them at low rates for slaughtering and selling.