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2020-07-12 09:36:47 BdST

Meat traders demand ban on cattle, meat imports


Meat traders have urged the government to impose a ban on imports of cattle, buffalo and meat from India and Myanmar for the sake of domestic animal husbandry.

Bangladesh Meat Traders Association (BMTA) and Dhaka Metropolitan Meat Merchant Association (DMMMA) made the demand a programme in the capital on Saturday.

They placed a five-point demand that includes-- stopping extra charges collection at Gabtali cattle market; stopping oppression by lease holders and reducing the rent; completing waste and water treatment plant CETP soon; training for meat workers helping meat traders association for the sake of good export earnings; and fixing rate of the raw hides of the sacrifices.

BMTA President Farid Ahmed said they can sell a kg meat at Tk300 if the government and rich people gift cows, buffaloes, goats and lambs from their Jakat funds to poor farmers, widows and unemployed youths.

BMTA secretary general Rabiul Alam, DMMMA acting president Abdus Salam, its secretary Shamim Ahmed Quraisi, Bangladesh Animal Waste Collection Owners Association general secretary Sohel Ahmed and Bangladesh Dairy Farm Owners Association secretary Shah Imran also present there.

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