Poultry marketing cooperative assoc supplying dead chickens to hotels

BANGLADESH - Former leaders of the city's largest poultry marketing co-operative association yesterday alleged that its current committee has been supplying some 200 to 300 dead chickens to hotels and restaurants in the capital at a cheaper rate daily.
calendar icon 24 May 2007
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M Shamsuddin, former vice-president of Mahanagar Hans-Murgi Bazarjatkaran Samabay Samity Ltd, addresses a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) auditoriumin the city yesterday.

Some leaders of the present committee of Mahanagar Hans-Murgi Bazarjatkaran Samabay Samity Ltd (Metropolitan Poultry Product Marketing Cooperative Association) have been involved in such practice for the last eight months, said M Shamsuddin, former vice-president of the association, at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) auditorium.

"The Co-operative Association supplies around 50,000 chickens daily. Of them, 200 to 300 chickens die due to various reasons, including extreme heat. But the current committee sells these dead chickens to hotels and restaurants at a cheaper price," he said.

"We, the former committee of the Association, protested such act several times, but to no avail. The current committee also unleashed a criminal gang on us when we tried to protest their activities," said M Nurul Amin, founder-general secretary of the association.

Source: The Daily Star

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