TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER – A total of 10 cows were slaughtered by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha.
Five cows were slaughtered at UMS Mosque this morning, whilst the rest were slaughtered in the compound of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences UMS, UMS Mosque and at Kampung Giling, Tuaran on the morning of Aidiladha, yesterday.
According to UMS Islamic Affairs Senior Officer, Ustaz Razali Saibin, the slaughtering of cows this morning involved more than 50 UMS staff that began with a briefing by the Halal Slaughtering Consultant, Ustaz Sablee Abdul Rahman.
“The briefing was given earlier to remind those involved on the easy slaughtering method taught in a series of course held earlier.
“The involvement of youths in this occasion is very encouraging this year, and this is a positive development as their involvement are needed in the slaughtering of cows,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ustaz Sablee hoped that the youths would continue to be engaged in the slaughtering and Qurban as this activity is closely linked with daily consumption of the public.
“The youths should learn simple and halal techniques of slaughtering of animals to ensure a continues source of halal meat source.
“Children as young as 12 can begin to learn the methods of slaughtering, starting with chicken and goat, as this is a skill that can be practiced anywhere,” he said. – (fl)