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Nigerian State Seizes Rams, Roaming Goats

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The Lagos State Government in Nigeria has seized 34 rams during raids of illegal slaughter slabs in different parts of the state.

According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya , the officials of the Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Team of the State, during the week dislodged four illegal slaughter slabs and animal markets at Ayobo-Ipaja, Odogunyan and Maya in Ikorodu, and Mangoro, Old Abeokuta Expressway.

During the exercise, 21 live rams, 13 live goats and well over 4.5 tonnes of meat carcass were confiscated and after being certified safe for consumption the meat was donated to orphanages and correctional homes.

The Commissioner also told those who breed animals within their residences to restrain and prevent their pets from roaming the streets as these animals not only constitute a nuisance to public health, but also destroy the aesthetics created by the State Government to beautify the city.

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