Anambra Abattoir, Where Butchers Use Stream Water

One major feature that qualifies an abattoir as meeting up with standard of decency and hygiene is the availability of potable water. This will not only ensure clean and hygienic environment, but provide meat safe for human consumption.

In this regard, Anambra State can hardly boast of a decent and hygienic abattoir. Virtually all the slaughter houses in the state lack the basic amenities of a standard abattoir.

A visit to any of the abattoirs in the state would clearly reveal that their condition leaves much to be desired. Their condition is enough to make one lose appetite for meat. Apart from using the same platform meant for slaughtering cows to take their bath and wash their clothes, the butchers also light tyres to roast the meat.