Meghalaya bans ‘illegal’ slaughter of animals ahead of Eid

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HT Correspondent

SHILLONG, Aug 12: Meghalaya government has issued directives to superintendents of police of all districts to ban illegal slaugher of animals in view of Eid-ud-Zaha to be celebrated by the Muslims on August 22 next.

The order came in the backdrop of a circular issued by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Animal Welfare Board of India prohibiting animal sacrifices on the occasion of Bakra-eid or Eid-ud-Zaha.

Peta had written to the chief secretary, DGP, and the director of animal husbandry and veterinary asking them to take measures to ensure that no illegal transporting and slaughtering of animals take place ahead of Bakra-Eid.

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001 permit slaughter of animals in licenced slaughter houses.

But during Eid, as the demand for meat increases, several make-shift slaugher houses come where several animals are slaughtered to meet the demand.

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