ArmInfo.Head of the "My Step" faction, Lilit Makunts, is confident that the issue related to slaughterhouses can be resolved, taking into account the interests of all parties. Makunts stated this in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent.
According to her, the issue of ensuring food safety is really very acute. "It is necessary that the citizens of the country be sure that the products they buy are really safe. It seems to me that in this matter a solution can be found that will satisfy all parties to the conflict," the head of the ruling faction emphasized.
It should be noted yesterday head of the Prosperous Armenia faction Gagik Tsarukyan condemned this law. According to Tsarukyan, tightening standards will complicate the life of farmers, who will be forced to bear the high costs of transportation and slaughter of livestock.
It should be noted that since last week farmers 'protests have not subsided in Armenia. The latter protest against the decision that has entered into force, according to which only meat from slaughterhouses is allowed for sale in Armenia. According to farmers, the adoption of this decision will hit them and create additional difficulties for them. In particular, we are talking about the fact that in the country a small number of operating slaughterhouses, the sanitary and epidemiological state of which, as well as the size of the amount that is charged for slaughtering livestock, also cause a lot of questions for farmers.
Earlier, Arminfo, referring to head of the State Food Security Service of the Republic of Armenia Georgy Avetisyan, reported that from January 15 only meat from slaughterhouses will be allowed to be sold in Armenia. , he noted. According to Avetisyan, today there are 17 slaughterhouses in the RA, and 26 are under construction. Referring to a statement by the slaughterhouse management, he said that the latter would be ready by the beginning of 2020. In general, according to estimates, as the head of the State Security Committee of Armenia noted, about 70 slaughterhouses are needed, however, at this stage, the available quantity can cover the entire market. We add that earlier, protests by livestock breeders have already taken place at the Government building.