Residents banned from slaughtering animals near equestrian facility
The Jakarta Post
Residents living about 1 kilometre from an equestrian facility in Pulomas, East Jakarta have been banned from slaughtering animals during Idul Adha on Aug. 22 in a bid to prevent spreading the anthrax virus to horses that will compete in the 2018 Asian Games.
The city administration said there were 17 cattle farms and 40 slaughtering houses near the equestrian facility.
Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the city administration had provided those establishments with information about the ban, which is regulated under a governor instruction.
“We hope residents understand [about the ban],” Sandiaga said Friday as quoted by tempo.co.
He added the Asian Games committee had received Equine Disease Free Zone (EDFZ) status from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as it had ensured the venue would be clean and safe for the horses competing in the event.
The certificate was a requirement to host the equestrian competition, he added.
The livestock and animal health section head at the East Jakarta Fisheries, Agriculture and Food Security Agency, Irma Budiany, said the residents living near the equestrian facility might consider slaughtering the animals outside the area. (cal)
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