The presence of the stray camels and also large numbers of barns or animal enclosure within the residential districts in Madinah has become sort of a nightmare for the residents of the holy city of Madinah. The citizens have urged the mayoralty to take strong measures against this negative occurrence in order to prevent the widespread of several diseases such as MERS and asthma too. The stray camels have become a norm of the order of a day in Madinah and nobody can harass or question any animals which move around the city comfortably and peacefully, The Arabic daily Al Madina has stated during an investigative report which highlighted the issues which were tarnishing the image of Madinah.
- The citizens know that
these barns have been constructed inside the districts illegally and their
establishment is a clear sign that there is negligence somewhere amongst the
concerned authorities. The citizens of Madinah now fear for their lives as these
animals spread highly contagious diseases.
- Cameras can easily show
you stray camels waking in the Khaleel district where a huge number of these
camels gather everyday creating huge traffic problems.
- Some of these camels also
block the roads and break into houses. Several other camels can also be found
near the Sheep Market and the districts neighboring the sheep market.
- Saleh Al Hojaili has
stated that the owners of these barns do not maintain them or even spray them
with insecticide to minimize the negative impact created by these barns on the
public. Hence these barns have turned into the ideal breeding ground for
mosquitoes and deadly viruses which have caused people to keep their windows
shut even in the unforgiving Saudi Summer Season. Other citizens further
stated that the owners of these barns and animals should understand the grave
risks to humans posed by these animals through the Coronavirus.
- A nasty smell also comes
from these barns, especially more so during times of rain. This further leads
to air contamination and also releases a huge number of infectious mosquitoes
in to the environment.
As a result several people have called for the shifting of these barns to the places on the outskirts of these residential districts. Yousuf Al Otaibi, a citizen of Madinah has backed the proposal amongst other citizens and he wants to have the barns located in Taibah districts to be shifted to any place away from the homes of the people. He also expressed his serious concerns over the inaction by the authorities against the constructions of such barns inside the residential districts. Al Otaibi added that at the very least the owners of the barns should ensure that their animals do not escape the enclosure and cause problems for the people of the area.
Source: Saudi Gazette
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