By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
65 kilos of ‘hot meat,’ which refers to meat that was illegally slaughtered, were seized over the weekend after Task Force Botagoy inspected meat stalls and butcher shops in Bacolod City’s Barangay Singcang-Airport.
Task Force Botagoy head Rex Juplo said the meat was seized from 20-year-old meat seller Resty Navarro, a resident of Barangay Alijis.
Juplo explained, under City Ordinance 459 series of 2008, or the Illegal Slaughtering Ordinance of Bacolod City, any type of livestock not culled at the designated slaughterhouse in Barangay Handumanan is automatically considered ‘hot meat.’
He further pointed out, all culled livestock must undergo safety checks from the City Veterinary Office before it is allowed for consumption.
Juplo said the seized meat was immediately buried at the city’s dumpsite in Barangay Felisa./DGB, WDJ