x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Dh500 fine for Eid slaughtering at home, Abu Dhabi residents warned

Abu Dhabi residents have been warned not to slaughter their sacrificial livestock in their homes during Eid Al Adha.

Abu Dhabi residents who slaughter livestock during Eid Al Adha inside their homes will face a Dh500 fine and have the carcasses confiscated.

"The fine is not meant to torment people, but rather to ensure that hygiene standards are observed," officials at the Abu Dhabi Municipality and Food Control Authority told Al Ittihad, The National's Arabic-language sister paper.

As part of a plan to eradicate in-house slaughter during Eid Al Adha, officials have been urging the public to take their sacrificial livestock to abattoirs where they can get high-quality slaughter services for a small fee.