It has come to light that a large number of illegal slaughter houses are functioning in the city, especially in Palluruthy and Kacheripady areas. Adding to the woes, the slaughter wastes are being dumped in public places paying scant regard for cleanliness or hygiene. It is also learnt that illegal poultry farms are on the rise in the city.
These illegal slaughter houses function flouting all norms. Recently, a cattle from an illegal slaughter house had rammed into a celebration rally injuring a person.
“Many of the slaughter houses do not have licence from the Corporation. Cattle are being brought from Tamil Nadu and are tortured in cramped and congested places. Many of them do not follow the standards to be adhered before killing animals.
Mayor Tony Chammany had begun a drive to shut down such slaughter houses two years ago, but with reduced monitoring, they have resurfaced now.
I had raised this issue in a recent council meeting and the Mayor had promised to take action in this issue. As no actions have been taken until now , I will raise the topic in the next council meeting,” he said.
A J James, president of Resident Association ‘Sukrutham’ at Nambyapuram, said the residents in his area are much suffering owing to these slaughter houses.
“Wastes from these shops are carelessly dumped in open places creating difficulty for the residents. We filed several complains on the functioning of these shops to the corporation, but serious actions were not taken by them. Strict monitoring by the authorities is the only solution to this menace,” he said.
T K Ashraf, Standing Committee Chairman for Health, said strict actions will be taken if illegality are found.