Warning to avoid ‘street butchers’ when slaughtering animals for Eid Al Adha

Dubai Municipality is warning residents against using street butchers for animal sacrifice during Eid Al Adha next week, saying the practice poses health and environmental risks.

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DUBAI // Dubai Municipality is warning residents against using street butchers for animal sacrifice during Eid Al Adha next week, saying the practice poses health and environmental risks.

Ali Taher Al Hammadi, head of the municipality’s abattoirs section, urged people to slaughter animals at official abattoirs.

“We want to make sure that the process runs smoothly, that people are being safe and that they do not have long to wait for their turn,” he said.

Mr Al HAmmadi said temporary abattoirs had been set up in Al Khawaneej and Al Quoz, along with a new hall in Al Qusais, which had a capacity of 300 animals an hour.

The temporary slaughterhouses will be open to the public from next Monday morning and, in the evening, will be open to charities. Other Dubai slaughterhouses are available in Hatta and Al Lasili.

Temporary slaughterhouses will be open until the third day of Eid Al Adha

Dr Zohal Al Basheer, also of the abattoirs section, said that the animals in Dubai Municipality abattoirs were monitored and healthy. “There are risks of diseases if a person is to use the street butchers.”

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