Eid Al Adha: UAE announces plan to handle sacrificial offerings

Dubai Abattoir
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment inspections have covered several sites across the Emirates.
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Dubai: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has announced the implementation of a comprehensive plan for the Eid Al Adha season to ensure necessary supplies, technical and diagnostic resources. Specialised personnel will be deployed to inspect animals and sacrificial offerings to ensure they are healthy and disease-free.

This announcement was made during an inspection campaign conducted by Marwan Abdullah Al Zaabi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Regions Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The inspection covered several sites, including the Al Hamriya Port Centre for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine, Dubai cattle market, Dubai Abattoir, and the Sharjah Airport Centre for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine. The campaign involved visiting Abu Dhabi, northern and eastern regions as well.

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Al Zaabi stated that the ministry is implementing an integrated plan as part of its strategy to achieve national food security and ensure the availability and safety of food supplies for all consumers, in light of the approaching Eid Al Adha,. This plan aims to enhance control and inspection procedures, ensuring the safety of sacrificial animals and those prepared for consumption during the ongoing season. This is conducted within the governance framework of veterinary quarantine procedures to bolster public health and livestock safety in the UAE.