31 January 2013

Kenya: Group Calls for Task Force Against Donkey Meat Cartel

The Kenya Association of Livestock Technicians has expressed its concern over the rising cases of donkey-meat trade in the country.

Speaking to the press in Naivasha yesterdy, chairman Benson Ameda said the town, Murang'a, Limuru and parts of Nairobi are the most prevalent in this illegal trade.

He said that though donkey meat is a gazzeted food, the problem lay with the inspection code. "The sale of donkey meat was gazzeted ten years ago but it has never been developed to address how and where donkeys should be slaughtered and sold," he said.

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