FKH Held Webinar on the Slaughtering of Sacrificial Animal According to Health Protocols

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Brawijaya (FKH UB) held a webinar on Slaughtering of Sacrificial Animals according to health protocols, Sunday (11/7/2021). The activity was held to anticipate the number of sacrificial animals being slaughtered but the limited number of Slaughterhouses (RPH) in Indonesia.

“According to the data I got, there are about 555 slaughterhouses in Indonesia, but the number of sacrificial animals that will be slaughtered is around 1.6 million to 1.8 million. The day of tasyrik is only four days so I’m sure that slaughterhouses cannot handle it,” said Syamsul Ma’arif.

Therefore, according to Syamsul, the slaughtering of sacrificial animals can be anticipated according to health protocols so that it is hoped that the slaughtering of sacrificial animals does not increase the number of COVID-19 sufferers.

The Director of Veterinary Public Health, Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture Drh. Syamsul Ma’arif, M.Sc., explained that the slaughtering of sacrificial animals outside the slaughterhouses during the Pandemic is carried out by limiting the number of residents. The criteria are first, the cutting activity is only attended by the committee and officers, second, committees are from the same environment and are not currently in self-quarantine, the third is to provide PPE (goggles, disposable gloves, apron, and work shoes), fourth when the demolition wears PPE, at least one meter apart when peeling, chopping, and packing. And the fifthis distributions are carried out by the committee to homes through mustahiq.

Meanwhile, the Head of UB COVID Task Force, Prof.DR. dr. Sri Andarini added, if the slaughter had to be carried out outside the slaughterhouses, then the process of slaughtering, cutting and distributing the sacrificial meat was carried out in separate places.

“Each committee in charge of the three activities must have undergone an Antigen Swab test, wear a double mask or N95, do not eat together and often wash hands or use hand sanitizer,” said the Director of the RSUB.

Besides attended by Syamsul Maarif and Prof. Andarini, the webinar was also attended by BPSDM, West Java Halal Slaughterer, Suhendar, who brought material on the Process of Slaughtering Sacrificial Animals in accordance with Islamic rules and Lab Lecturers of Veterinary Public Health FKH UB, Drh. Widi Nugroho, Ph.D. who brought material for the Handling of Sacrificial Meat and Its Waste. (OKY/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).