Eid Al Adha 2021: Abu Dhabi urges residents to follow rules on sacrificial animals
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi authorities reminded worshipers to refrain from using the service of unofficial traveling butchers for animal sacrifices and urged them to use only government-approved services for rituals. Eid Al Adha.
Stray butchers are known to approach residents, offering to sacrifice the animal at their home for a price. However, officials have repeatedly warned of this unauthorized practice.
The Abu Dhabi media office on Saturday sent notice in a series of tweets regarding precautionary measures for Eid Al Adha sacrifices, based on guidance from the Emergency, Crises and Disasters Committee. Abu Dhabi and the Department of Municipalities and Transport.
The guidelines stated that sacrifices are only allowed at licensed slaughterhouses that offer a drive-thru for the collection of meat from the sacrificed animal. He added that donations and services for sacrifices should be channeled through charities and apps registered in the UAE.
The tweets added: “It is forbidden to use the services of itinerant butchers offering home services. Distributions to friends must take place in compliance with all security measures.
“Donations, distributions and sacrificial payments should be arranged with charities within the UAE. Sacrifices should only be made at licensed slaughterhouses that provide drive-thru services to customers. “
Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is an annual Muslim holiday celebrating the completion of the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, by offering a sacrificial animal (usually a goat or sheep) as a token of gratitude.