Abu Dhabi cracks down on illegal livestock vendors

ABU DHABI // Abu Dhabi Municipality is cracking down on unlicensed livestock vendors to protect public health and safety. The campaign targets illegal livestock vendors whose animals are not subjected to necessary controls and care before they are slaughtered, and are sold in unhealthy conditions, posing health risks to consumers, the municipality said. Illegal livestock […]

ABU DHABI // Abu Dhabi Municipality is cracking down on unlicensed livestock vendors to protect public health and safety.

The campaign targets illegal livestock vendors whose animals are not subjected to necessary controls and care before they are slaughtered, and are sold in unhealthy conditions, posing health risks to consumers, the municipality said.

Illegal livestock vendors lead to accumulation of animal waste, harms the city’s appearance and contributes to the spread of germs and diseases, Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National, quoted the municipality as saying.

During the campaigns, the municipality confiscates the animals and takes them to slaughterhouses to be donated as part of the Emirates Red Crescent’s Value the Blessings project.

Signs are being installed in areas that the campaign is targeting to spread awareness about the importance of complying with health standards and obtaining necessary licences for businesses.

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