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Rwanda: Why Animals Ought to Not Be Pressured Earlier than Slaughter

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Rwanda Inspectorate, Competitors and Client Safety Authority (RICA) has warned of animal stress earlier than being slaughtered which ends up in low-quality meat.

In keeping with Gaspard Simbarikure, Veterinary Hygiene and Quarantine Specialist at RICA, poor situations earlier than an animal goes into slaughter can have an effect on the standard of meat.

Discussing the significance of security and the necessity for animals to relaxation earlier than slaughter in keeping with the continuing “Secure and High quality Meat” marketing campaign throughout the meat worth chain, he emphasised that low-quality meat might result in well being issues.

“Pressured animals give low-quality meat as a consequence of chemical reactions occurring of their our bodies and this may occasionally result in manufacturing of undesirable physique secretions which reduces the standard of meat. Low-quality meat has low nutritive worth and this may occasionally impression the well-being of the buyer,” he mentioned.

Animals nonetheless expertise stress on their solution to the slaughterhouses, and Alex Mvunabandi, a slaughterman in Gakenke District, typically faces this problem when animals are being transported as a result of “some vehicles don’t observe rules.”

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It is strongly recommended that giant animals relaxation for at the least 24 hours, whereas poultry ought to relaxation for at the least two hours to cut back stress because it impacts the standard of meat.

“When an animal destined for slaughter is burdened shortly and proper earlier than slaughter, glucose and particularly glycogen shops are activated and metabolised to supply power within the type of ATP by way of glycolysis, Krebs cycle, and electron transport system.