This year’s Eid to be less bloody as Egypt imposes fines for slaughtering in the streets
Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, is marked by Muslims around the world by slaughtering a sacrificial sheep, goat, cow, or camel. (AFP/File)
As Eid Al-Adha approaches, the Egyptian government aims to enforce the law of cattle slaughtering. “Any person who is caught slaughtering in the streets of the Red Sea province, even if it’s in front of their house, will be fined EGP 50,000 ($5,628),” Ahmed Abdullah, Mayor of the Red Sea province announced.
The law says that slaughtering is only permitted inside licensed slaughterhouses, and there should be a rotational health unit checking on the cattle before they get slaughtered to make sure they’re not ill.
Last year, people who got caught slaughtering in the streets of Cairo got fined $560. The reason behind this law enforcement is that the annual bloody phenomenon ‘puts off the beauty of the capital due to the streams of blood which can’t be accepted on human grounds.’
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