Miri City Council: Pig abattoir still open, services provided upon request

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KUCHING, Feb 6: Miri City Council (MCC) is still providing pig slaughtering services upon requests, squashing down fake news that its abattoir in Krokop here is closed.

“To obtain services at the pig slaughterhouse, the council requires the person to register with the council, which will then render the person eligible to purchase coupons to enter, keep, use the facilities, and obtain services for slaughtering their pigs,” it said in a statement today.

MCC further said the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Sarawak had devastated pig farming and its downstream industry.

According to MCC records, requests for slaughtering pigs at the abattoir have reduced by more than 95 per cent since October last year.

For January this year, only 203 pigs were delivered and slaughtered at the abattoir. The 203 pigs were slaughtered on three separate days, averaging 68 per day.

“MCC shall carry out cleaning and maintenance works regularly to ensure that all machinery is in good working condition even when there are no requests for slaughtering services for a period of time.

“MCC wish to inform the people of Miri that the council shall continue providing such facilities and services for the purposes of the local population in accordance with the laws applicable in Sarawak,” the council emphasised. — DayakDaily