REVIEWING THE ISSUES ABOUT CATTLE HIDES CONSUMPTION IN NIGERIA: AN ADVOCACY AGAINST EATING POMO

U. H. Udoh, U. A. Inyang, P. J. Akpan

Abstract


The recent trend in the country; the rising consumption of “pomo” (cattle or goat hides) means a slow death to the Nigerian leather industry. Every day, concerns are being raised as to whether one should eat “pomo” or not. These concerns range from the safety of “pomo” consumption, its nutritional benefits and effects on the leather industry. These concerns are envisaged mostly by the leather producers of the country who decry the deplorable state of the industry due to argument that when you eat “pomo” you eat your shoes. This review brings to limelight reasons people consume “pomo”; the various concerns surrounding its consumption and ways of mitigating these concerns.


Keywords


hides ,pomo, leather, cattle, tanning, Nigeria

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