Muslims can only slaughter animals in slaughterhouses during the next sacrifice festival, Bakrid, the BBMP said.
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said animal sacrifices during Bakrid should not take place on public roads, trails, hospitals / nursing homes, schools and colleges, parks and other areas . He warned that any person or organization found in violation of the order will be registered under the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Law, the Karnataka Cow Slaughter Prevention and Cattle Preservation Law, of the IPC and other laws.
The civic body decided to take the path of awareness to enforce the ordinance. His breeding wing has trained 12 teams – three in the eastern zone and one each in the remaining nine zones – for this purpose.
Dr Randeep, Special Commissioner, BBMP, called on animal husbandry officials to get help from animal activists and police to stop the illegal transport and slaughter of animals. He asked them to visit mosques and spread the message that animals should only be slaughtered in slaughterhouses.
The BBMP said the number of animal sacrifices will drop sharply this year due to the rise in meat prices due to Covid-19. Although there is no ban on slaughtering sheep and goats, bulls, oxen and buffaloes can only be slaughtered if they are 12 years of age and over.