MEAT PROCESSORS URGE GOVT TO TIGHTEN SLAUGHTERING LAWS
Written by yafmnews on January 26, 2019
Meat processors in the midlands province are calling for strict legislation to reduce cases of unorthodox means of slaughtering which expose the public to infected meat.
In an interview Mdomboyi Abattoirs Administrator Samuel Zhou said there has been a reduction in the supply of beasts for processing owing to the low circulation of foreign currency as suppliers prefer to sell their cattle in US dollars and rands.
Zhou pleaded with the Ministry of agriculture to enact stiffer penalties to curb unorthodox means of slaughtering.
Worker at the abattoir shared the same sentiments adding that they have had to downsize operations due to reduction in the supply of cattle for slaughter.
The Abattoir buys cattle as far as Chiredzi at $1700 electronic transfer forcing the price of beef to an average price $15 per kilogram.