Availability of Qurbani animals in East Java safe, says governor
Kediri, East Java (ANTARA) – The Governor of East Java, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, has inspected Qurbani (animal sacrifice) animal sales centers and assured that the availability of animals for Qurbani for Eid al- Adha 2022 in East Java is safe.
She explained that despite the current outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) which has affected livestock, there are still many animal sales centers and Qurbani farms in the province whose animals are still healthy and safe to be used for Islamic ritual. from Qurbani.
“District chiefs, mayors, please let residents know that they need to reduce their anxiety; the stock of Qurbani animals is safe,” Parawansa said after inspecting a Qurbani animal sales center in the district on Monday. from Nganjuk, East Java.
She reminded regional leaders to ensure that Qurbani animal sales centers in their respective regions are safe and healthy amid the foot and mouth disease outbreak.
Parawansa reviewed several Qurbani animal selling centers in East Java, for example in Babatan village, Pace sub-district, Nganjuk district. The village has 400 healthy cattle and 500 healthy goats.
She expressed hope that her visit to farms or places where Qurbani animals are sold in East Java would convince people and reduce their anxiety about the availability of safe and healthy animals for Qurbani.
The Governor also issued East Java Governor‘s Circular (SE) number 524/6359/122.3/2022 regarding the control and management of Foot and Mouth Disease in Livestock in East Java.
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The circular stipulates that animals should be transported between regions after obtaining an animal health certificate issued by an authorized official. The local veterinary authority has been instructed to check if the animals are healthy and safe to be transported.
Then, the traffic of animals suspected of foot-and-mouth disease is regulated according to the status of an area. There are four statuses: free zone, suspect zone, infected zone and epidemic zone.
In addition, the Governor’s Circular also stipulates that the slaughter of Qurbani animals should be carried out at designated slaughterhouses or at places recommended by the veterinary authority of the relevant district/city government.
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