Disposed meat not part of roaming animals programme

On Friday 9 September images were circulating on social media of a quantity of meat being disposed of in a designated disposal site. The post suggested that the disposed meat was part of the roaming animals programme. This was not the case. The disposed meat had gone bad during storage at the slaughterhouse. It was no longer fit for human consumption. Most of this meat was made available to dog owners and fishermen for dog food and bait. The remainder was disposed of in the pit.

The disposal procedures are currently being evaluated to determine whether changes are necessary. Meanwhile, a second 40-foot freeze container and two new cool facilities were ordered to increase the storage capacity of the slaughterhouse.