Slaughter animals only at approved abattoirs

The abattoirs are managed by the local authorities and are the best places for this purpose. (SPA)
Updated 31 August 2016
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Slaughter animals only at approved abattoirs

RIYADH: The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) has urged Muslims to slaughter their animals during Eid Al-Adha at government-approved locations that strictly follow the sanitary conditions during the season.
A CPA official said that there are approved abattoirs in all parts of the Kingdom to ensure that animals are slaughtered in proper Islamic way as well as in favorable health conditions.
The abattoirs are managed by the local authorities and are the best places for this purpose, he said.
The official advised not to feed animals for 12 hours before the sacrifice, as this will help reduce waste and facilitate the skinning process.
To ensure a hygienic slaughter and clean tools, it is advised to wear gloves, clothing and headgear designated for that purpose in a clean and safe environment.
Detailing a number of guidelines in dealing with the sacrifice, the official said the Islamic law has to be followed when slaughtering the animals.
The slaughter process begins after the Eid prayer, and continues until the last days of Tashreeq (13th day).
The meat has to be refrigerated within two hours after the slaughter. It should not be kept out of refrigerators to prevent bacteria production. No electric shock, bullet or any other means should be used before slaughtering.


Saudi forces intercept Houthi missile targeting Najran

Updated 6 min 24 sec ago
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Saudi forces intercept Houthi missile targeting Najran

DUBAI: Saudi forces intercept missile fired by Houthi militias in the direction of Najran on Wednesday.

Last week, the kingdom’s air defense system intercepted a ballistic Houthi missile fired from northern Yemen.
A Saudi-led coalition said the missile was fired from Saada province toward the southern Saudi city of Najran. No casualties were reported.
Coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that at 12:52 p.m. the coalition’s air defense forces spotted the missile launched by the Iran-backed militant group, where it was intercepted and destroyed.
Al-Maliki said that the missile was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas.
The spokesperson added that “this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and 2231 aimed at safeguarding Saudi Arabia’s security and any regional and international threats.”