Management of sacrificial animals ordered

RAWALPINDI:

Given the risk posed by the Congo virus and the clumsy pores and skin illness, Rawalpindi’s deputy commissioner has issued orders to the livestock division for medical checks on all sacrificial animals earlier than they might enter the town’s markets.

The livestock division has additionally been commissioned to keep watch over the sellers of sacrificial animals that roam the varied areas of Rawalpindi as an alternative of taking their animals to the devoted market.

Metropolitan Company Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonment Boards have already banned the sale of sacrificial animals in stalls or streets in entrance of Eidul Azha.

Rawalpindi’s Deputy Commissioner Tahir Farooq mentioned that no lean, sick and weak animals needs to be allowed to be bought and that groups from the livestock division ought to preserve a watchful eye.

The livestock division has additionally permitted the deployment of particular groups on the metropolis’s entry and exit factors. A spokesman for the livestock division has requested consumers to carry out particular checks earlier than shopping for sacrificial animals. Animals with ticks connected to the pores and skin shouldn’t be purchased, they pose a danger of spreading the Congo virus, he mentioned.

The district administration has introduced that the sacrificial animal market in Bhata Chowk shall be open till July 12. Alternatively, animal sellers, who convey sacrificial animals to the market, mentioned that the doorway payment of Rs3 000 for giant animals and Rs2 000 for small animals will result in an additional improve within the variety of animals. They demanded that the entry payment be deducted. Animal vendor Muhammad Ismail mentioned that the start-up payment needs to be decreased to 500 Rs. He mentioned that because of the enormous improve within the costs of petroleum merchandise, the price of transportation from completely different cities to Rawalpindi has elevated by 40 % in comparison with the earlier 12 months.

“With this improve, the entry payment for livestock is a merciless measure,” he mentioned, including that the costs of animal feed and water tankers have additionally doubled. He mentioned that the hire for tents, canopies and shade has additionally been elevated by 20 %. Sellers shall be pressured to boost the worth of every animal.

Animal sellers have demanded that the start-up payment be deducted instantly.

Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, June twenty firstst2022

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