Police save two horses from illegal butchering in Turkey’s south
Police teams raided a farm area in Adana’s Yüreğir district following a tip-off.
In the raid police officers also seized around one ton of horse meat, which had been placed in packages. A search was conducted to capture suspects in the area.
The two saved horses were delivered to the animal shelter of the Adana Municipality.
The raid comes after an operation on Jan. 1 in which two tons of unhealthy meat and 1,000 chickens were seized in a police operation in Adana.
The operation was carried out in Adana’s Seyhan district after police detected an illegal slaughterhouse under the guise of a workplace, also following a tip-off.
Hundreds of donkey and horse skeletons had been found days before in the Yüreğir district after their carcasses were found emitting a pungent smell.