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Veterinarians call for strict regulations on Animal slaughter as KCCA mauls ban on meat in Kampala
The veterinary doctors attribute meat contamination to poor methods used to transport the animals which leads to significant loss of quality among other things.

With KCCA cracking the whip on unsanitary butcheries in various parts of Kampala and arresting several people, veterinarians have called for a thorough, more exhaustive inspection of animals at the farms before they are slaughtered. 

They have implored farmers to be mindful of people’s health and not front their own financial gains by selling unhealthy animals whose meat is unfit for human consumption.

The veterinary doctors attribute meat contamination to poor methods used to transport the animals which leads to significant loss of quality among other things. 

Consumers have been cautioned to be careful of the meat they buy.

On Tuesday, KCCA confirmed that there is no formalin, a preservative used on dead bodies, in the meat samples tested so far, but that there are traces of insecticide in some.

But during a council meeting on Wednesday, some KCCA councillors advocated for a meat sale ban in Kampala as investigations about its safety continue.

 

The proposal was met with opposition.