Meat scandal growing
The Meat and Milk Board has confirmed reports of Anthrax emerging from among 4,000 cattle that were imported from Brazil and were being kept on a farm in Ankara’s Gölbaşı Sub-Province. Fifty of the animals died. It was stated in a written announcement by the board that the meat in question was not placed on the market and there is no cause for alarm. Villagers in the area, in turn, have told of how the dead animals were thrown in a stream bed next to the farm. Speaking to Cumhuriyet, residents of the region said, “The village’s dogs and birds ate the dead animal’s corpses. With anthrax detected three days ago, lime was poured on the dead bodies and they were buried. Our animals graze there, too.”