Published: 2019-07-27 23:16
Last Updated: 2019-07-28 10:05
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) announced 12 locations across the capital for selling and slaughtering sheep ahead of Eid Al Adha.
The application process will be restricted electronically through the WWW.AMMAN.JO website as of Monday morning, July 29, 2019, until Monday, August 5th.
According to Executive Director for Health Supervision, the Adha Project Director in the GAM, Yasar Khaitan, the draw will be conducted electronically on Tuesday, August 6th.
"The sites were selected after taking into consideration their distance from residential areas, ease of access, the environmental, health and public safety requirements, as well as the availability of parking spaces," Khaitan, highlighted.
In addition to monitoring the sanitary conditions of traders and livestock owners who try to sell their products, designating specific sites for selling and slaughtering sheep for Eid Al Adha also helps prevent random selling and slaughtering, according to GAM.
Under GAM regulations, vendors have to display sheep during the five-day holiday. Each vendor has to pay JD100 for services and a JD400 refundable deposit to guarantee that he will abide by regulations.
The municipality also allowed vendors to sell camels and cattle, but they are not allowed to slaughter them at the stockyards and have to take them to GAM’s main slaughterhouse in the Ain Ghazal area.
Vendors also have to set up fences, provide water for the sheep and build underground tanks to collect the blood.
If the veterinarian finds that the sheep, which should be fed in accordance with Sharia (Islamic law) and in good health condition, is not suitable for human consumption, traders will be forced to give the client another sheep.