From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi
The Kebbi State House of Assembly has adopted a motion to stop massive slaughter of donkeys for consumption as it called on the state government to enforce laws that forbid consumption of the animal.
Donkeys are being slaughtered in commercial quantities in Danko village along Koko/Yauri area of the state.
The meat of the animal were purchased in bulk by traders from across the country for households consumption.
A member of the House, Alhaji Hamza Bello, representing Danko/Wasagu Western constituency, in a motion moved on the floor of the House, on Wednesday, described the massive slaughter of the domestic animal for consumption as inhuman.
He said: ”In Danko village, donkey’s eyes were brutally pieced, starved then killed and consumed. The habit was in the belief that the Donkey fat will dry up and the skull is regarded as qualitative for consumption and is regarded as the most expensive part of the Donkey.,”
Bello in an emotional laden voice, appealed to the Lawmakers to call on the government to enforce the law against indiscriminate abuse of animal rights.
He also recommended that the assembly should send a delegation to visit the area in order to ascertain the violation of animal rights in Danko/Wasagu, Fakai, Sakaba and Zuru local government areas.
The Speaker, Alhaji Samaila Abdulmumeen, after deliberations on the motion, adopted the motion.