Due to the ban on movement from 7pm to 6am, Muscat Municipality has adjusted the operating hours of municipal slaughterhouses, in addition to launching an online service to reserve sacrifices.
Individuals will no longer be able to get their animals slaughtered at the abattoirs in the morning period from July 28 to August 2. Instead, they have the option, along with charities and meat companies, to get the process done in evening shifts.
Individuals can still book and buy ready carcasses, provided they collect it in the morning or buy on the spot from the refrigerators at the slaughterhouses.
‘Individuals who wish to slaughter goats, sheep, cows or camels have to coordinate with the slaughterhouse or the meat companies, so that they can get their sacrifices done in the evening period, knowing that the capacity for each day of the slaughterhouses will be limited,’ Muscat Municipality stated.
‘From July 28 until the third day of Eid, from 7.30am till 11am, slaughterhouses in Seeb and Amerat will, however, suspend receiving and slaughtering sacrifices for individuals but individuals can still receive carcasses booked earlier online.’
The municipality has advised all to check the label card on every sacrifice, which shows the country of production, date of expiry, and instructions to save meat in a temperature of not more than 4°C, whereas frozen meat must be kept in a temperature not exceeding -18°C.