1998 News Story

Abattoirs ready for 1418 Hajj season

The five abattoirs in the area of Makkah are ready for the upcoming Hajj season, and have the capability of slaughtering ten million sheep and 15,000 cows and camels. Makkah municipality has rented 612 livestock enclosures for the use of sellers of sacrificial animals. At the disposal of the pilgrims there are 45 veterinarians, 12 technicians, 968 butchers, and 814 laborers.