Q. Is it a crime to sell camel meat?
A. Camel meat is not a notified item of food as per the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Presently, provision is available only for slaughtering cattle, goats, sheep and pigs within the Corporation limits. There is no qualified Veterinary Surgeon who can certify the fitness of a camel or the suitability of its meat for consumption by human beings, or a licensed person to slaughter a camel. Nor are there any licensed persons within the Corporation limits for the sale of camel meat. The license to sell beef will not enable the sale of camel meat.