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Amending the slaughterhouse act for the benefit of the masses
Vishnu Mohan | 19 Apr 2011

Whatever law is at present governing the slaughterhouse needs to studied and amended appropriately keeping the general hygiene aspect topmost priority.
A slaughterhouse or abattoir is a facility where animals are killed for consumption as food products. It has been seen that in many places slaughterhouse shops are found in common marketplace selling their products in an old traditional manner.
 
Many countries have switched over to selling such products under wrapped cover with different weights – such products are never kept in the open and sold. Therefore, the present law governing this issue needs to be amended by encouraging meat sellers to sell their products in pre-packaged form rather than selling them openly.

Residue of many slaughter houses find their way as a raw material for some industries – like glue manufacturing, gelatine manufacturing and for others, while the left overs are released into river water or trash or garbage. Environment Ministry must ensure that industries coming under this category are using appropriate environmental guidelines properly so that emissions are well under control.

Trusting the above finds favour at the right quarters.