While passing by a meat shop, most cover their noses and hurry along. Even those who enjoy non-vegetarian food, may not have spared a thought for the condition of slaughterhouses.
Various agencies joined hands to spread awareness on reducing slaughter cruelty and to train meat shop owners about hygiene and other practices.
The team, led by Tauseef Ahmed, founder, Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) and volunteer and rescue in-charge at the Animal Care Trust, Mangaluru, has completed counseling for meat vendors of two markets in Mangaluru and is now counseling vendors at the Central Market that has about 35 stalls.
The nation-wide campaign has been launched by Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) supported by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Mangaluru City Corporation and is being implemented by Tauseef in Mangaluru.
Tauseef told BM, “We launched this campaign about four months ago. Prapti Bajaj from FIAPO came down from Delhi and we decided to start with two markets- Kadri and Jeppu. We knew it was not an easy task and initially reaching out with a female colleague made the situation simpler. Mangaluru has just one slaughterhouse at Kudroli. We touched upon issues like how to deal with chicken and help them lead a life of dignity till they are killed. This was possible by giving them sufficient food (grains and water),” he said.
Date: 10 oct 2018