The PP demands that the municipal slaughterhouse be opened and operated. This claim will be made to the extraordinary plenary session by the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday July 5 through a motion.
Francisco Carmona, the municipal spokesperson, stated that there had been a municipal slaughterhouse in Andujar for many years. This was a vital service that provided fresh meat, sausage factories and butcher shops to Andujar's farmers. Carmona believes that the slaughterhouse is essential for both the livestock sector as well as the meat sector in the municipality. He stated that the slaughterhouse lowers production costs because it is at the middle of the distribution and production chain between the farmer, the consumer, and the farmer. He explained that the majority opposition group's spokesperson stressed that the device is located in a public building. "It is essential and an essential service to farmers, meat companies, and all retail sectors that sell fresh meat and fresh sausages," the spokesperson said.
Carmona said that it had been closed for over a year because it lacks the sanitary, hygienenic, and health guarantees that ensure that meat products, carcasses, and animals that are slaughtered there, are safe for human consumption. He lamented that the Andujar slaughterhouse does not comply with health and consumer regulations and has not implemented the necessary reforms to ensure it is safe to operate.
According to the PP spokesperson in the City Council, farmers, meat companies, and butchers in Plaza de Abastos must slaughter their animals in other slaughterhouses in province such as Jaen, Torreperogil, and Baeza. He stressed that this is due to the "consequent increase in costs, economic damage that it entails and more now with the rise in transport, electricity, and feed costs."
The PP calls on the mayor, whom he believes is guilty of this "lack of management", for taking the appropriate measures to open the municipal slaughterhouse. Carmona stated that Andujar could not continue to close the slaughterhouse due to the economic damage it causes in the meat and livestock sector and in our community.