Members of the public have been cautioned about infected beef that is being sold in some butcheries nationwide. Zim Morning Post reports that some butcheries have suspiciously lowered the prices of beef, a development that shocking considering that the economy is hyperinflationary.
The publication further reports that some butcheries buy cheap and ill cattle and then sell the meat to unsuspecting members of the public at a shockingly low price.
The development is worrying considering that there are people who lost lives after contracting some diseases after they ate infected meat.
The executive director of Veterinarians for Livelihood Development Trust Tafara Shumba urged farmers and retailers to strictly adhere to regulations pertaining to the slaughter and consumption of beasts in the country.
Shumba said that it was disturbing that some individuals were putting profit ahead of public safety. He added that deaths registered last year after some people ingested anthrax-infected meat should have knocked sense into those selling infected meat.
Last year, some farmers lost a considerable number of their cattle to anthrax, tick-borne disease and others and this could be the reason why they are selling their sick cattle at a giveaway price which is irresistible to owners butcheries.
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