The Bacolod City Council approved a resolution urging the Task Force Botagoy and the City Veterinary Officer to strictly implement City Ordinance No. 459 or the Illegal Slaughtering Ordinance of Bacolod.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Bartolome Orola, was approved during the regular session of the City Council on Wednesday afternoon, January 28, 2021.
Orola, chairperson of the City Council committee on markets and slaughterhouse, said he was informed that there were illegal slaughtering of “hot meat” that were then sold to the public happening in various areas of Bacolod.
“These matters need to be given utmost attention as animals are possible sources of diseases transmissible to man,” he said.
Orola said strict implementation of meat inspection must be undertaken to ensure meat sold to the public are safe and fit for human consumption.
Orola added that City Ordinance No. 459 established the guidelines and policies in the apprehension and confiscation of illegally slaughtered animals, including slaughtering paraphernalia in Bacolod.