ANIMAL Rights International has accused
the department of animal husbandry
and dairy of the ministry of agriculture,
of openly flouting rules by planning to
set up abattoir-cum-carcass utilisation
plants near 10 pre-selected Air Force
airfields. According to the plan, (vide
reference no: 3-34/95 fin) the slaughter
houses will be set up at Hindon,
Gwalior, Ambala, Sirsa, Bareilly,
Tezpur, Jodhpur, Adampur, Pune and
Dundigal. Laxmi Narayan Modi, executive director of the animal rights body
has alleged that the plan is an attempt to
.cover up sinister design of opening
slaughter houses for public."
Air Force planes face a grave risk of bird-hits if the plan is carried out. The Aircraft Act 1934 does not permit any abattoir or carcass utilisation centre within 10 km from the boundaries of the airfields. The proposed plan does not make any mention about tackling proteinous waste material dumped by the abattoirs. Also, there is no proposal in the plan to deal with illegal and clandestine slaughter outside the airfields.
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