DHAKA, Aug 23, 2016 (BSS)- Speakers at a roundtable discussion here today demanded imposition of ban on selling of cattle fattening drugs from September 1 to Eid-ul-Azha for slaughtering of healthy sacrificial cattle for human consumption.
They also demanded taking steps to stop slaughtering of animals indiscriminately. Steps will have to be taken to slaughter sacrificial animals at selected and tidy places as practised in holy city Mecca of Saudi Arabia, they added.
Bangladesh Poribesh Bachao Andolan (POBA) organized the discussion with its Vice Chancellor of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Prof Dr MM Safiullah in the chair. POBA Chairman Abu Naser Khan, General Secretary Md Abdus Sobhan, Advocate Hasan Tarique, Abul Hasnat and Md Selim, among others, took part in the discussion.
They said the country's economy will be rich if steps are taken to turn the waste of sacrificial animals into assets. If the sacrificial animals are slaughtered and the waste of the animals is managed following the practice of Mecca, it is possible to turn the waste into assets, they added.
The speakers said waste of sacrificial animals such as hide and skins, horns, tails and fur, bone and blood can be used for producing fertilizer, button, comb, fodder, fish and poultry feed.
They also emphasized on slaughtering of animals by trained people and not allowing anyone below 18 years to do the job. They said Taka 4000 to Taka 6000 is needed to complete the whole processing of a medium size sacrificial animal. But if the system that is practised in Mecca is followed here, it is possible to bring down the cost to one fourth, they added.