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Lagos seizes 34 rams, vows to confiscate roaming goats, others

By Our Reporter

The Lagos State Government has on Thursday June 3, 2021, seized 34 rams during raids of illegal slaughter slabs in different parts of the state.

The government also warned those breeding animals within their residences to restrain and prevent their pets from roaming the streets, warning that the government won’t hesitate to confiscate any straying animal.

The government made this known in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Lagos Disloges 10 Illegal Slaughter Slabs At Ipaja, Ikorodu, Others.’

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The statement quoted the Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, as saying, “The officials of the Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Team of the State, during the week dislodged four illegal slaughter slabs and animal markets at Ayobo-Ipaja, Odogunyan and Maya in Ikorodu, and Mangoro, Old Abeokuta Expressway.

“During the exercise, 21 live rams, 13 live goats and well over 4.5 tonnes of meat carcass were confiscated.

“After being certified safe for consumption the meat was donated to orphanages and correctional homes”.

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