BANDUNG-West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) symbolically release as many as 200 members of the Qurban Animals Inspection Team of West Java Province in 2017 in Pakuan Building Page, Otto Iskandardinata Street No. 1, the city of Bandung, Tuesday (22/8/17).
To be safe to eat, Aher asks the public to buy labeled qurban animals or have a healthy mark from qurban inspectors from both provinces and districts.
"Asked to the public to buy the animals qurban that there is a necklace, which has been given a healthy sign. Of course this is not comprehensive throughout the province of West Java, but try to have a healthy necklace. But when our service does not reach certain corners, we urge people to see physically healthy or unhealthy animals, "Aher said after the release ceremony.
Aher said that physically healthy animals that have characteristics such as agile, not hot, not hot body temperature, not sore eyes, not castrated, no defects in the body such as ears cut out and others. "Terms of animal qurban according to Fiqh Islam, healthy in the sense of not castrated, toothless twice, not stumpy ears, healthy eyes, and able-bodied," said Aher in greeting when released West Java Inspection Qurban Animal Task Force.
Currently animal health can not only be checked outwardly. Veterinary technology, especially veterinary medicine, can now further examine animal health, so it can improve our monitoring of animal health especially for human consumption.
"The role of doctors and examiners is very important to ensure that the people of West Java only consume healthy qurban animals, the most important is to avoid diseases that are harmful to humans when consumed," said Aher.
On this occasion, symbolically Governor Aher handed the veterinary inspector to the Qurban Animal Inspection Team from West Java Province, Cimahi City, Bandung City, Bandung Regency, Subang Regency, and West Bandung District Examination Team. The total team members assigned to the investigation reach 600 to 800 people throughout West Java.
Members of the Qurban Animal Inspector Team which was released consisted of 50 people inspectors of animal qurban West Java Province, 70 people Animal Husbandry officers or who handle animal health functions in Bandung, Bandung Regency, West Bandung regency, Subang Regency, and Kota Cimahi, 15 the members of the team of West Java Veterinarian Doctors 1, 60 students of Unpad PSKH students and lecturers, and 5 people from the Council of Prosperity Mosque (DKM).
In addition, the Head of Food and Livestock Service Office of West Java, Dewi Sartika, said that her office also conducts training to the community, such as DKM officers. Training was also carried out by several related agencies in the district / city.
"Then there are those who are trained, because we are in this year there are 200 people who trained it is trained in the hall but also there are already trained. For example in ITB because they also have such activities (animal slaughter qurban). There are also in some districts or cities that have been trained. Some are from DKM, some are from mosques, some are from the community, some are from veterinarians themselves, "explained Dewi.
On this occasion, Dewi also asked the public to be careful of animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans, such as Anthrax.
"We still have to be aware of animal diseases that are transmitted to humans, including Anthrax, Brucellosis. If the birds also have Afiani Fluensa but we are not on the birds. Including Rabies but it's a dog, but it's animal diseases that are transmitted to humans that we always monitor. How we give the feasibility and security especially for animals qurban, "said Dewi.
However, in general Dewi explained the health conditions of animals qurban in West Java good. There is no infectious disease to worry about every year and the Food and Livestock Service Office of West Java continues to work to ensure the health of the animal.
"Coupled with always we do socialization to the public, in order to buy animals labeled qurban healthy," added Dewi.
Furthermore, Dewi revealed the availability and demand of qurban animals in West Java is quite high. Because of the high demand of these animals, many animals are imported from East Java, Central Java, and NTB. Animals from outside the West Java region will be checked at check points such as checkpoints in Banjar, Gunung Sindur, and Losari. The examination was conducted by a team of sacrificial animal inspectors with very tight supervision.
The estimated figure of availability of sacrificial animals in West Java is about 806,000 heads. For livestock 100,000 head of cattle, 115.000-116.000 thousand cows, buffalo 3,200 heads, sheep 600,000 cattle, and goats 91,000 to 92.000 tail.
"The supply of qurban animals there is an increase, each year five to ten percent increase. And we are also supplied by Central Java, East Java, NTB, and so forth. Indeed, if the population for sheep in West Java is the highest population in all of Indonesia. So if the sheep are relative from West Java, "said Dewi.