Ne­ti­zens slams fish farm owner for in­sen­si­tiv­ity

New Straits Times - - News -

Hor­ri­fied by the news that fresh­wa­ter fish reared in a pond in Ipoh, Perak, were fed pig flesh and car­casses, Ne­ti­zens have be­rated the rearer for his ac­tions, say­ing he was be­ing in­sen­si­tive and tak­ing short­cuts to make easy money

Face­book user Ilya Afifi said: “Greed, in­sen­si­tiv­ity. As long as (they) can make more profit, (they will) put other things aside.”

Fir­dos Ezekiel said it was “morally wrong” for the fish farm owner to feed fish with pig flesh and car­casses.

Betty Hashim said: “As if you can’t feed the fish with some­thing else other than pig flesh?

“If they (the farm­ers) think there is noth­ing wrong with it, then why flee be­fore JAIPk (Perak Is­lamic Re­li­gious Depart­ment) came?”

On Fri­day, JAIPk stum­bled on the prac­tice in an op­er­a­tion.

The fresh­wa­ter fish were be­ing reared in a for­mer min­ing pool lo­cated on a 5ha site in Kuala Di­pang, Kam­par.

JAIPk Halal Man­age­ment Unit as­sis­tant di­rec­tor Yusri Abdul Rani, said the owner reared sev­eral fish species, in­clud­ing patin (sil­ver cat­fish), rohu and tilapia.

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