Legislator calls for tight inspection of sacrificial animals

Legislator calls for tight inspection of sacrificial animals

A situation at the Ngawi Animal Market. Ahead of Eid al-Adha 1440 H, the price of sacrificial animals rises due to the high demand. (Antara / Special/bp)

Palangka Raya (ANTARA) - Deputy Chairperson of the Regional Legislative Council's Commission B of Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Sugianor, has called on the Central Kalimantan provincial administration to intensify the control of sacrificial animal health conditions.

"Sales of sacrificial animals are increasingly mushrooming. For this reason, we ask the Food and Agriculture Resilience Office to ensure that all cows and goats are disease free," said Sugianor here on Sunday.

He also asked the supervisory team to examine all the physical health and worthiness of sacrificial animals which are now increasingly sold by sellers.

"The examination is to minimize the potential threat of the spread of diseases that affect sacrificial animals such as anthrax and other infectious diseases from animals to humans," he said.

The former Chairperson of the local legislative council's honorary body of the Central Kalimantan Province also asked the people to be careful before buying cattle for sacrifice.

Sugianor further explained that among things that must be taken into account by the residents before buying cattle for sacrifices is their health conditions.

In addition, sacrificial animals such as cows or goats to be purchased must be ensured that they have no injuries and are not deformed.

Usually, when a sacrificial animal has been examined by the Agriculture Service's health team, the cow or goat is given a dog tag or some kind of marker tied to a rope near the animal's ear.

"Do not hesitate to ask the seller to make sure the animal he is buying is worthy of sacrifice. If necessary, ask to be accompanied by someone who is experienced when looking for sacrifice," said Sugianor.

On the other hand, the Food and Agriculture Security Agency of Palangka Raya City ensures that the availability of sacrificial animals is sufficient to meet the needs of the community at 2019 Eid al-Adha.

The Agriculture Service has also prepared a team of 12 examiners to see health condition and worthiness of sacrificial animals.