Illegal Slaughterhouses, Meat Shops Closed Down in Ghaziabad

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Ghaziabad: An illegal slaughterhouse and dozen-odd meat shops have been closed down in Ghaziabad, officials said on Tuesday, as the administration launched a crackdown shortly after a new BJP government took over in Uttar Pradesh.

The Ghaziabad crackdown coincided with similar action in Allahabad where two slaughterhouses were sealed on Saturday night, within hours of Yogi Adityanath taking over as the chief minister.

Closure of illegal slaughter houses in Ghaziabad was a major issue of the BJP in the recent assembly elections and was highlighted by Yogi Adityanath and BJP president Amit Shah during their campaigning.

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The stern measures found support from animal rights groups which have been running a campaign against slaughterhouses which allegedly treat livestock cruelly before they are killed for their meat.