Ed Kashi* – Niger Delta Slaughter

29.07.2012 in22:26 in Documentary, Nature, animals -->


The Trans Amadi Slaughter is the largest abattoir in the Niger Delta. Every day, thousands of animals are killed, roasted, cut up and prepared for consumption throughout the Delta. Nearly all of the workers here, especially the meat handlers, are Muslims from the Hausa and Yoruba tribes of Northern Nigeria. With the pollution and environmental degradation that the oil industry brought to the Delta, fishing stocks have been depleted significantly resulting in a marked increase in meat consumption. Laws to protect the Nigerian people and the environment are not enforced by the government and thus, vastly unhealthy and environmentally unsound practices have developed to produce this vital source of protein and sustenance for the people of the Niger Delta.