Perak to check fish farm accused of using pig carcasses as feed

SYED UMAR ARIFF


PASIR SALAK: State authorities have been told to look into a case where pig carcasses were reportedly used as feed for a fish farm in Kuala Dipang.


Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said swift action would be taken if there was any truth to the report.


"Based on the report, if it is true, then I will ask the state authorities to look into it.


"Among actions that can be taken include concerns over the land for the fish farm itself.... to see whether it was cleared illegally."


Zambry added the Perak Religious Department (JAIPk) had been asked study if the fishes consumed were halal.


It was reported earlier that the freshwater fish reared in a pond located on a five-hectare site in Kuala Dipang, Kampar, are believed to be fed with pig flesh and carcasses.


JAIPk Halal Management Unit assistant director Yusri Abdul Rani said pig bones and traces of its flesh were found around the pond.