'Over 1 crore sacrificial animals ready for Qurbani this year'

News Desk
28 July 2020, Tue
Published: 08:33

'Over 1 crore sacrificial animals ready for Qurbani this year'

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim said that over one crore cattle are ready in the country for Qurbani (sacrifice) during the Eid-ul-Azha this year.

“Ill or sick animals with diseases will not be allowed to enter the sacrificial animal market and medical teams will be active in each market,” the Minister told journalists in an online interview.

Asked about the possibility of the sick animal entering the market, the Minister said “The authorities will strictly monitor that and the medical team will not allow owners to take their ill animals into the market.”

“There’s a religious norm as well that sacrificing a sick animal is not legal and the sacrifice means nothing in that case,” he said adding that during this Covid-19 pandemic, we won’t let people get sick by consuming meat of sick animals.

Minister kept on saying that on every spot from city to rural area, veterinary doctors will be there and check each and every animal’s health status, reports UNB.

On the other hand, the Minister, adding that “We don’t want any sacrifice to be conducted with sick animals.”