Philippines: slaughterhouse complaints
Meat vendors and dealers have complained that the
animals slaughtered at the city's new slaughterhouse in Barangay Tacas, Jaro in
the Philippines are lacking parts when returned back to them after
Hog portions missing
According to one news vendor,
the internal parts of the slaughtered hogs like the intestines are not returned
to them and that some portions of the hogs are missing.
Since the new
abattoir began operating they have lost several kilos of pork meat and other
internal parts of the hogs. He noticed that portions in between the hog's
stomach are usually cut off, said the vendor.
According to the vendor,
they pay P300 pesos for the slaughter of each hog, yet it has missing body parts
when they receive it back.Addressing the issue
Veterinarian Dr. Tomas Forteza, was called upon to address the issue as hundreds
of pesos are lost everyday. Forteza is in charge of the new
The new slaughterhouse, which is double A standard,
started operations last May. The slaughterhouse, equipped with modern
facilities, can accommodate more than 600 heads of hogs daily.Click here for the free Pig
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