Mayor takes action against illegal slaughter houses

KARACHI: Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Thursday directed veterinary teams to carry out operation against illegal slaughtering of animals and use every possible mean to stop this malpractice.

He directed officials to maintain a check and balance in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC)  slaughter houses so as sick and injured animals could not be slaughtered, and healthy and clean meat could be provided to citizens.

However, on the directives of the Mayor, veterinary department of the KMC in its notification urged owners of slaughter houses to avoid selling meat of sick and injured animals in the remits of KMC. It said if anyone found guilty for such offense, the veterinary department can award them punish as per Animal Slaughter Control Act 1963 and Local Government Act 2013.