Twitterati Reacts Hilariously To The News Of Police Finding Rotten Cat And Dog Meat In Kolkata Markets

Updated on 2 May, 2018 at 4:49 pm

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Famous for its love of non-veg foods, citizens of Kolkata woke up with a jolt when the news of rotten meat resurfaced. According to the media report, Kolkata police seized 20,000 kg of rotten meat. It’s suspected that the meat is from dead animals used by restaurants and marketers.

 

 

The meat from dead cats and dogs are chemically treated before selling. 10 people, including one leader of a certain political outfit, is arrested in connection with selling and supplying. When seized, it was packed ready to be sent to restaurants, hotels, and eateries.

 

 

A senior police officer stated:

“The meat used to be supplied mainly to the sellers of frozen food items, eateries, departmental stores in the state and its neighbouring areas in Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar. There are others from these neighbouring states who are involved in the racket.”

Not only Kolkata, but similar incidents were reported from districts of Nadia, South and North 24 Parganas. Further, it was also supplied in the international market. According to police:

“During initial grilling, those who have been arrested have admitted to supplying it to markets in Nepal. But we are not sure about it. Our officers are talking to the Nepal police.”

The police further stated how the meat is treated and marketed so that it’s not identifiable.

“First they would wash the meat with formalin. Then they separated the fat from the meat to arrest rotting and inject calcium propanoate (as a food additive). After that, it was mixed with aluminium sulphate and lead sulphate to get rid of the foul smell and then packed and supplied to different markets and restaurants.”

As soon as the news hit the market, there has been a massive dip in sales in the non-veg food. The food lovers are restraining their desire and turning to the fresh meat market. Also, many are turning to vegetarian food.

 

Hotel and Restaurants’ Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) also issued an advisory to the restaurants, asking them to purchase meat only from those suppliers who are registered. HRAEI president Sudesh Poddar stated:

“Respectable eateries, including our members, don’t procure meat from dubious sources. Smaller eateries may buy chicken and mutton from roadside vendors or suppliers from the city fringes who are now under the scanner. Frozen meat is now suspect and we have requested all restaurants not to use them. But the drop in sale of non-vegetarian food is a worry.”

The news also made Twitterati react! From being angry at the present CM’s mismanagement to taking a hilarious dig, this is how they reacted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a state, where more than 90% of the population is non-vegetarian this news is a great shock. If not addressed properly, it can give a huge blow.

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